Mobisol launches rent-to-own solar TV system

EDCL managing director Emmanuel Kamanzi (R) and Mobisol staff present the new solar TV system.

Mobisol Rwanda, a leading Germany-based provider of smart high-quality home solar solutions on Wednesday launched its latest product, the solar TV system (STS).

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Frida Winkelmann, Business and Customer Strategy Lead at Mobisol Rwanda, presents the STS.

This system consists of a durable polycrystalline solar panel (36W) and a 22’’ flat screen television with all components built in, the first of its kind on the Rwanda market.

“This is an all-in-one innovative solution that will allow customers to meet their demands for lighting and edutainment at a competitive price, flexible payment plan and customized bundles; it offers affordability to Rwandans who were not eligible for larger systems on the market,” said Mobisol Rwanda’s chief administrative officer, Joelle Nzambimana.

This latest solar innovation from Mobisol comes with an all-integrated system with Pay-as-you-Go functionality on the mobile money platforms of MTN and Tigo, and a smart energy feature that delivers up to 10 hours of operation.

The system is supported by a 3-year warranty with comprehensive customer service, flexible payments of up to 36 months payable by mobile money and a 24/7 connectivity to our backend database.

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Guests at the Mobisol solar TV launch.

“The whole system fits into one box, and was developed around three keywords: convenience, affordability and innovation,” explained Frida Winkelmann, Business and Customer Strategy Lead at Mobisol Rwanda. “It is an expression of our vision that real electrification goes beyond lighting.”

The Mobisol STS was launched in the presence of Emmanuel Kamanzi, the managing director of Energy Development Corporation Limited (EDCL); Robert Nyamvumba, the director of the energy division in the ministry of infrastructure, representatives of the EU Delegation to Rwanda, the Rwanda Governance Board, the Rwanda Development Bank, the confederation of cooperatives, a cooperative of taxi-moto drivers as well as numerous other guests.

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One lucky guest won a solar TV in a raffle draw.

“This new product will complement Rwandan citizens in their daily life,” remarked Mobisol’s head of sales and marketing, Ben Okello. “The basic STS is on offer for a down payment of Rwf 19,000 and monthly instalments of only Rwf 10,900. Customers can also opt for the extended package, which also includes 3 bright solar LED lights, a Mobisol solar radio and on-site warranty at a down payment of Rwf 20,000, and monthly instalments of only Rwf 12,000.”

The Mobisol STS solar TV system will appeal to millions of Rwandans as it is an environment-friendly and low-energy way of purchasing a television that will impact Rwandan citizen’s lives by affordably electrifying their homes.

Mobisol Rwanda offers other systems in two different sizes from 100 to 200Wp for private households and businesses.

 “We support the government’s ambition to electrify 70% and look forward to jointly helping the government and people of Rwanda to achieve sustainable electrification while protecting the environment,” Okello added.

Since its humble beginnings in Bugesera three years ago, Mobisol has become the largest provider of rent-to-own off-grid solar solutions in the country, and today counts close to 21,000 households as its customers.

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Some of Mobisol's solar-powered products.

 

ABOUT MOBISOL

Mobisol is a Germany-based company and for over three years a major player in the Rwandan solar energy sector.Our major aim is to provide clean, reliable and affordable electricity to thousands of households in Rwanda, and to improve rural families’ quality of life, health and socio economic opportunities by offering affordable products to low income households through our flexible instalment payments and an effective after sales service.

At Mobisol we also foster capacity building and job creation by training lots of youth to become self-sustaining and offering business ventures through products like the electric haircutter for saloons and the mobi-charger for charging phones, especially in areas that are off grid.

CUSTOMER-CENTRIC INNOVATION LEADING TO SUCCESS

We offer high-tech solar products and appliances with a convenient instalment plan, a full service package and an extended warranty. Additionally, Mobisol is piloting other innovations by providing additional products and essential services first to its existing customers.

OUR CUSTOMERS ARE OUR MULTIPLIERS

We strongly believe that happy customers are our best advocates. This is reflected in our comprehensive customer service, free customer hotline (2345) and 48-hour maintenance & support service. This unique service results in high customer satisfaction and the ‘word of mouth’ process which is our most successful ambassador programme.

PARTNERS

Mobisol would like to thank the EU, the Energy Development Corporation Ltd. (EDCL), and the Government of Rwanda for their financial and operational support.

 

BEST SOLAR, BEST LIFE.

  • By Hope Magazine
  • Posted 13th July 2017

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