M-Kopa 600 Solar System with TV, Light



Country:
Kenya
Why to choose this solution?
An M-KOPA PV system powers lights, radios, TV, mobiles using clean, safe and reliable solar energy. It is a package of the following control unit, 24 inch flat screen digital TV, 30 W solar panel, TV remote control, TV Aerial, 2 x lights with high and low setting and 2 x phone charging cables.
Savings per day or production:
M-KOPA customers enjoy 75 million hours of kerosene-free lighting per month.
Cost in money and in own time to construct:
24 inch Solar TV with a package of M-KOPA 600 costs KSH 65,499 (USD 655).A customer pays a deposit of KSH 5,49 (USD 55) and daily rate of KSH 100(USD1) through M-PESA Pay Bill Number 333222 for a duration of 600 days in order to fully own the product. 24 inch TV with a package of M-KOPA 600 Zuku costs KSH 85,499(USD 855). A customer pays a deposit of KSH 7499(USD75) and daily rate of KSH 130 (USD1.3) for a duration of 600 days in order to fully own the product.
Lifetime:
Not specified
Maintenance needed:
M-KOPA repairs or replaces the product in accordance with the warranty terms and conditions. The warranty is valid only if the product is used as instructed and is not tampered, opened, modified or used in other ways not authorized by M-KOPA. If the product is faulty in any way, customers return it to nearest retail store or qualified dealer for repairs or replacement.
Resources needed in use:
Sunlight.
Problems and limits:
When customers face temporary financial challenges making their daily payments.
Where and how can you get it or make it?
M-KOPA Solar is available through hundreds of M-KOPA dealers in Keny. To find the nearest M-KOPA dealer, contact customer care on +254 (0) 0707333222 or click http://www.m-kopa.com/contact-us/ .M-KOPA’s customer care team is available to support their customers, agents and retail partners
Skills needed to produce, install. maintenance, use:
The M-KOPAnet platform has been designed and built from the ground up by talented team of software engineers. They are used solely in accordance with the instructions provided in the instruction manuals and must be maintained in proper repair and working condition.
How to use it:
https://youtu.be/aZjN62oFwsU
How to maintain it:
To be added
Climate effect (if any):
Tonnes of CO2 reduced: 1.7M. It also outlines the energy efficiency gains being made in customer homes and businesses.
Where it is used and how many users are there?
Used across East Africa(Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania)and Nigeria. To date, we have sold over 750,000 off-grid solar systems, providing 3 million individuals with clean, safe lighting solutions.
Why is it successful?
Full warranty (3 years on control unit, bulbs, TV & Solar Panel),Full warranty (2 years on phone charging cables, M-KOPA custom chargins), No collateral needed; You only need your National ID and matching mobile money account.
If you can make it, a short description, typical problems, materials needed.:
Not relevant, needs a skilled personel to make.
How to make it (if possible):
https://youtu.be/3n8NYQR_AbM (not perfect fil, just for illustration)
How is it delivered and by whom?
Installation of Mkopa 600 is done by Mkopa sales agents/ technical experts. The customers confirm/certify that the products are in good working condition upon installation. Where the Customer chooses to install the MKOPA 400 or MKOPA +400 Product on his or her own without the assistance of an M-KOPA certified installer, the Customer shall be liable for any negligent handling which leads to the failure of the Product to perform as expected.
Successful financial model
Pre-paid and pay as you go models, support for developments.
What policies and strategies helped the success?
M-KOPA pay-as-you-go solar model has helped open up exciting new consumer markets.Professional call centre to help with any problems Upgrades and cash loans available to good payers.
More info:
http://www.m-kopa.com/
Sources:
M-KOPA Chania Avenue, Off ring-road, Kilimani, Nairobi, Kenya P.O. Box 51866-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: +254 (0) 707 333 222 Email: info@m-kopa.com
Name of the association uploading the case:
SusWatch Kenya
When was the case uploaded? (YYYY-MM-DD):
2020-09-15