BY ONOME AMUGE
WiSolar, a pan-African solar electricity and renewable energy company is set to launch a mobile app, through which electricity consumers in Nigeria can purchase solar electricity units on a prepaid basis.
According to the energy solutions company, the innovative and easy to use app, asides offering specialised home solar financing options to clients as a cost-effective way to afford its services,is an attempt to democratise the process of solar electricity consumption for users, enabling residential developers, property owners and prepaid solar electricity customers to buy electricity units on the go.
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The app is designed to enable solar energy customers to purchase recharge tokens for their solar power. Customers can also be automatically enrolled on the platform as merchant partners or residential developers to sell/purchase packages and instantly earn commissions on prepaid purchases from their wallets to bank accounts.
Residential developers, property owners, and virtually anyone interested in using the solar electricity service can register on the platform via Google Playstore or Apple App Store. The registration validates the purchase of prepaid solar electricity units on demand.
Speaking on the proposed launch, Tonye Irims, chief executive officer, WiSolar assured that the launch of the mobile app for prepaid solar electricity units is a game changer for the drive towards clean energy adoption across Africa.
Irims explained that upon launch, users will be able to seamlessly purchase prepaid electricity units just the way data is purchased.
“We look forward to partnering with developers and merchant partners as we roll out the app, which will be available for download on all app stores and the WiSolar website,”he added.
The WiSolar CEO noted that work on the company’s solar-as-a-service system has been on since 2019, with the company working round the clock to get the right developers and upstream partners.
He also disclosed that the company is partnering with New Frontier Developments,a proprietary investment firm based in Nigeria, for the deployment of prepaid solar electricity in over 1000 homes across the most populous African country.