OpenPAYGO Link is a free and secure open source technology brought to you by Solaris Offgrid and Efficiency for Access.
As part of the OpenPAYGO Suite by Solaris Offgrid, OpenPAYGO Link is designed for SHS or appliance manufacturers willing to scale by adopting an interoperable communication protocol.
Off-grid appliances, whether working under a PAYGO plan or in conjunction with a power generation system that has a PAYGO activation mechanism, don't currently have a common system to communicate within.
This means that each appliance manufacturer has to individually adapt its device to communicate with other PAYGO hardware.
This lack of interoperability leads to important R&D expenses for manufacturers entering and growing in the PAYGO sector, while distributors are limited to appliances locked to a single PAYGO system and customers locked into a narrow appliance ecosystem.
The open source communication protocol will provide the industry with a standardized ecosystem that facilitates the integration of PAYGO devices with a wider range of appliances.
Through a standardised communication protocol, this innovation enables to automatically activate and deactivate PAYGO devices, verify electrical compatibility to prevent damages of the appliances and allows custom data reporting.
Secure activation and deactivation of appliances based on the PAYGO status of the SHS is guaranteed by this technology.