Why are Paygo and Open-Source Technologies Key Drivers for SDG7?
During the latest GOGLA Global Off-Grid Solar Forum & Expo 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda, we asked our partners about their contributions to push the industry forward and ensure affordable and clean energy access for all.
👨🏽⚖️ The consensus: Paygo technology, supported by disruptive Open-Source innovations like the OpenPAYGO™ Token are key drivers for SDG7.
🔎 How so? Explore it in the video. 🔽
👏🏾 A big shout out to our contributors:
- Thomas Gottschalk, Founder and Managing Director, A2EI
- Thibault Lesueur, Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Solaris Offgrid
- Vivien Barnier, Chief Executive Officer, EnAccess
If you want to further learn how A2EI is unlocking access to energy through the OpenPAYGO™ Token, click here.
About Solaris Offgrid
Solaris Offgrid supports distributors and manufacturers across all industries in over 35 countries through Product Development Services and flexible IT solutions. Solaris Offgrid’s flagship PaygOps platform is an interoperable B2B SaaS which connects energy and utility appliances (solar devices, water-pumps, cookstoves, smart metres, e-bikes) and payment methods (Pay-as-you-go and Mobile Money) within a suite of enterprise applications or API services, to allow distributors to smoothly manage their operations and tackle their challenges at the last mile, thus enabling them to provide affordable essential products and services to millions of people at the Bottom-of-the-Pyramid.
The Access to Energy Institute (A2EI) is the first not-for-profit and collaborative research and development institute in the solar off-grid industry. It provides broad, reliable open-source data, as well as on-the-ground research and analysis of solar solutions, and software platforms to administer these. Additionally, A2EI develops and procures solar system and appliance prototypes and initiates pilot projects – aiming to provide widely scalable sustainable energy research and solutions as a common good. A2EI‘s focus is on productive use appliances for small businesses and smallholder farmers which will allow users to earn a stable income, generate jobs and create robust local economic networks. Simultaneously, we concentrate on solar solutions with a high potential to mitigate climate change, create a substantial added benefit for the environment, and improve peoples’ health.
EnAccess supports Open Innovation in energy access by funding open source technology and promoting the adoption of open source materials. They believe that more Open Innovation in this sector can save developers time and money, create new markets & encourage interoperability, and create a higher quality of work.