Outsmarting the grid: Bboxx’s new smart solar systems illuminating Africa

Outsmarting the grid: Bboxx’s new smart solar systems illuminating Africa

• Bboxx unveils new range of world-class Solar Home Systems (SHS)’s aimed at enabling African consumers to unlock their own potential
• Globally, more than 750 million people live without access to electricity, and an additional 840 million are connected to an unreliable grid
• These advanced IoT-enabled systems provide wattage to support cooling appliances, large televisions and greatly enhancing quality of life

Thursday 15th June 2023 – Bboxx, a data-driven super platform, today announces the launch of its new range of four Solar Home Systems designed to seize the opportunity of new advances in technology to deliver universal energy access in Africa.

The new GPS and IoT-enabled range is designed to further Bboxx’s mission to transform lives and unlock potential by bringing innovative energy solutions to underserved communities worldwide.

Bboxx already positively impacts the lives of 3.5 million people with clean energy in 10 African markets, including Nigeria, Togo, and Rwanda, where it provides access to energy for 10% of households in the country.

Bboxx’s new Solar Home Systems were developed for households and small businesses which require a reliable solution for diverse energy needs. From providing enough power to support life-changing lights, cooling appliances, large televisions and radios for communities in Africa to supporting small businesses in urban areas with weak grids, Bboxx’s new bPower80-240 range can serve a wider range of energy requirements than ever before – advancing Bboxx’s ambition of ending global energy poverty by expanding access to affordable energy to the 750 million people living without1 and the additional 840 million with an unreliable grid.

The four new modular systems offer an improved customer experience through an interactive screen, allowing customers to check remaining credit, and feature state-of-the-art lithium batteries and improved tamper protection. The models are plugged into Bboxx Pulse®, the company’s fully integrated operating system which drives the data-driven super platform, enabling flexible payment plans that adapt to customers’ incomes. Bboxx Pulse processes billions of data points from these devices every day to provide a superior experience for the customer.

Mansoor Hamayun, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bboxx, said:
“Our mission at Bboxx goes beyond providing innovative energy products; we are fundamentally committed to ending global energy poverty. Our new product range, with its increased affordability and functionality, allows us to extend our reach and serve more families and small businesses.

“We understand that energy is not just about powering appliances; it’s about transforming lives and empowering economies. In providing these solutions, we are an active participant in the global effort to uplift communities that have long been underserved.

“Our ambition to achieve universal energy access is embodied in every product we launch, and with each offering, we are one step closer to making clean, reliable energy accessible to all. Our world-class product range, that we’re launching today, will transform many more lives in the years to come.”

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About Bboxx

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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