Bboxx Kenya launches “Flexx by Bboxx” to provide accessible clean energy solutions to off-grid communities and entry-level customers

Bboxx Kenya launches “Flexx by Bboxx” to provide accessible clean energy solutions to off-grid communities and entry-level customers

Wednesday 13th April 2023 – Bboxx Kenya, a next-generation utility, has launched Flexx by Bboxx, a new brand in the Kenyan market, to provide affordable, reliable, and flexible clean energy solutions to Kenyans in off-grid areas. Flexx by Bboxx will bring new and reliable products to market, getting hundreds of thousands more people onto the energy ladder in Kenya.

Bboxx Solar which provides pay-as-you-go solar home system services to over 500,000 Kenyans through Having delivered clean energy solutions to over 100,000 Kenyan families, the company has announced plans to invest more in technology and green energy to eradicate the global warming effects.

As part of the launch, Bboxx announced two new products that will add value to their existing roster of clean energy, clean cooking, mobile technology, and accessible financial solutions:

  • Flexx10 

This is an affordable ‘plug and plays’ portable solar lantern, designed for rural customers and those who are mobile. The product is also capable of charging mobile phones. Flexx10 is an upfront cash sales product.

  • Flexx40

This is a Pay-As-You-Go token-based multi-light solar system, designed for rural customers at the bottom of the energy pyramid, with a demand for lighting applications and mobile phone charging. The system comes with dimmable LED light bulbs, which allow customers to have more control over their energy usage.

The two new products are designed to minimise lifetime costs and include features that reduce maintenance and service requirements. The products will have a significant impact on the lives of those they support, be that allowing a child to study at home, allowing a vendor to continue trading after dark, or allowing remote communities to stay connected by charging their devices.

 Mansoor Hamayun, CEO and Co-Founder of Bboxx, said they are happy to offer variety to the consumers. “We are passionate about our mission to address the major global problem of energy poverty. Through the launch of Flexx by Bboxx, the company will serve a wider array of customers. The scale of the issue is vast, with approximately 3 million Kenyans living without access to energy. We are therefore delighted to be expanding our product offering to include even more flexible and affordable solutions for customers struggling to get onto the energy ladder. We are confident that Flexx by Bboxx will significantly aid us in transforming the lives of millions in Kenya, powering the energy needs of individuals, families, emerging businesses, and wider communities. The launch of Flexx by Bboxx is central to Bboxx’s mission to solve energy poverty, in line with UN SDG7 – clean energy for all.”   Jeff Vanden Berghe, Managing Director of Bboxx Kenya added: “Energy is the key to unlocking inclusive and sustainable economic development of every county in Kenya and we are looking forward to seeing the positive impact Flexx by Bboxx will have on this new pool of customers. Many Bboxx products are aimed at the top 25% of rural communities. The introduction of Flexx by Bboxx will enable Bboxx to serve members of the rural population we have not reached previously, unlocking even more potential, and getting more people onto the energy ladder.”

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About us

Bboxx is a data-driven super platform, transforming lives and unlocking potential by connecting consumers and deploying innovative products across Africa.

Bboxx is championing the economic empowerment of Africa, accelerating the transition to the digital economy and creating new markets. We have built Bboxx Pulse®, a fully integrated operating system, and combined it with an extensive on-the-ground network to connect customers with clean energy, clean cooking, smartphones, e-mobility and selected financial products – many for the first time.

We are connecting both underserved rural communities and aspiring urban ones with a highly convenient and affordable way to access life-changing solutions, through last mile logistics and data-powered innovative financing methods. We offer our services on a pay-as-you-go basis to households, businesses, and communities, enabling African consumers to unlock their potential.

We build strategic partnerships with investors, utilities providers, global companies, and governments to accelerate growth and provide a wide range of products to consumers in Africa. Our partners are seizing a massive market opportunity by plugging into Bboxx – developed through green tech and big data and designed for scale.

Following the successful acquisition of solar energy frontrunner PEG Africa in 2022, Bboxx is now positively impacting the lives of more than 3.5 million people in 10 operating markets, directly contributing to 11 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Bboxx and its group of companies is one of the largest networks in Africa, with over 4,000 staff across Africa and offices in the UK and Asia.

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Bboxx / Impact and Influence
Nicholas Moore
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