We enable our customers to power their homes and businesses independently from the electricity grid or fossil fuel-based electricity production systems in Sub-Sahara Africa. MPower's Plug&Play solar bundles consist of a core energy generation (solar panel), storage (LiFePO-based battery) and highly efficient appliances.
Our product portfolio is aimed at households and SMEs in peri-urban and rural areas. Households and businesses can use MPower's solar systems to power their radios and TVs, charge their mobile phones and light their homes.
MPower's state-of-the-art software solution fully digitizes the bundles and operations. We offer our valued customers mobile payment solutions as well as “lease-to-own” financing of up to 24 months. MPower’s business is based on local partnerships: We are scaling-up by partnering with local entrepreneurs and businesses offering them a powerful combination of software, hardware and finance.
Despite the off-grid solar industry is in continuous growth, at present only 2% of the market is addressed. The reason behind it is simple: only a small percentage of the international players currently operates at scale. When expanding out of their core markets, companies encounter multiple challenges due to the complexity and differentiation of each market in terms of distribution, retail sales, local expertise. MPower sees this as an opportunity: while these skills are missing from big players, locally-owned and locally-managed companies have been efficiently distributing their products to thousands of customers, acquiring in-depth knowledge of local markets and customer needs. However, local businesses often lack in access to capital to invest in high quality products and lack in expertise on solar technology.
MPower set up a B2B partnership model: we identify, qualify and finance local business partners enabling them to grow their business while solving critical energy issues in their communities. With an MPower partnership everyone gains: Local partners can grow their business, end customers get access to clean affordable energy and MPower can bring its solution to more clients.
A SCALABLE B2B PARTNERSHIP MODEL
MPOWER CREATES AN ECOSYSTEM THAT CAPITALIZES, EQUIPS AND GROWS A NETWORK OF CO-INVESTED BUSINESS PARTNERS
This is Evaristo. He works as an agent for one of MPower's local partners. His role is to showcase, sell and distribute our connected Solar Home Systems to our end-customers. Evaristo also takes care of after-sales and customer support.
"I like selling MPower's solar products to our clients. The other day, a little girl ran to me and told me that since she has one of our solar lights, she can read her favorite book even when the sun goes down."
Do you want to help your community and become one of MPower's distribution partners?