PAYG is a technology that removes the upfront price barrier of Solar Home Systems (SHS), by allowing end-users to pay in affordable amounts over time. This is accomplished by additional electronics, which enables or disables the SHS on request, achieving a top-up payment structure similar to mobile phones.
In order to make a PAYG system work, there is a locking /unlocking functionality that needs to be integrated into the hardware of the system. Solar Home Systems has the PAYG functionality included.
Secondly, a PAYG software backend is needed to track customer payments and offer Customer Relationship Management (CRM) functions, which are offered by PAYG service providers. Depending on the chosen PAYG service provider, the backend also includes warehousing, service management, and many other functionalities.
Recently, Solar Run have established partnership with Angaza on the new-tech PAYGo system of off-grid solar lighting products and this only take up a small proportion to the whole series of products of Solar Run. For we dedicate to provide durable affordable and sustainable PAYGo solar lighting systems.
“There are still 780 million people who can not get access to electricity or other clean energy worldwide”reported by World Bank. And Solar Run aims to be the leader of this part in the next 5 years.
Our chief executive officer John Jiang said: “It is a pleasure to cooperate with Angaza, the collaboration helps us to achieve this goal faster ”
Solar Run have been serving our clean quality and affordable solutions to over 1 million people who lived in none electricity to date. YelloBox K088 is one of this — it include one solar penal，a portable phone charging device，one multifunctional cable and support 3~5 lights at the same time. Solar lighting solutions are way too better than candles and kerosene lamps，cause no harm to our health，meanwhile，it also meets the Lighting Global quality standard. And more，combined with PAYGo system，end users using it will drive more profits（increase income，study at night、Keep connection in business through phone）to improve life quality with little payment per month.
To satisfy various needs of end users we developed 3 configurations of YelloBox referred below:
* PAYG enabled for easy monthly payments
* Lighting up four rooms or places
* With 2 USB ports for phone charging
* Locking design against bulb cable disconnection
* With a strap for users to hang anywhere
* A Built-in wall light or a portable light
* Bulbs with detachable and anti-drop design
* With 5M cable for bulbs and solar panel
* High-quality product with a 2-year warranty
* Meets Lighting Global quality standards (other certifications also available)
As we all known，Pay-As-You- Go（PAYGo）business model have been increased steadily among SSA and some Asia countries during the year of 2020 and 2021 . But PAYGo technologies still remain novel in many countries. For Solar Run，PAYGo model is the main part of our business and exploring new PAYGo markets need sound and sufficient data to support, for this part，the PAYGo MAI contribute greatly to the decision of entering new market especially in Nigeria market. Someone may wonder is that really matters to expanding new markets and what on earth is the PAYGo MAI ？
Here it is —PAYGo MAI
What is the PAYGo MAI？
PAYGo MAI is the abbreviation of PAYGo Market Attractiveness Index，it compares 24 country-level markets across Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia on 67 indicators of relevance to the development of PAYGo technologies. And is structured by three main parts–Demand，Supply，Enabling environment as follows.
PAYGo MAI is valid and reliable information for all its data are based on detailed local research and report and by using the PAYGo MAI，Solar Run or other energy companies and investors shall obviously and clearly target its next expanding PAYGo market.
We– Solar Run a one-stop solar solution leader that provides reliable affordable and sustainable solutions to off-grid areas also serves pay as you go (PAYG) turnkey solution to the last-miles regions.
On September 16, the 2021 “Off-grid Solar Product Quality Assurance System and Testing Technology Seminar” was successfully held online. The conference attracted more than 20,000 representatives of related enterprises and social organizations to participate online.
Richard, Product Director of Solar Run and Head of Verasol Product Certification, also spoke on behalf of the conference. He said that “Solar Run is mainly committed to providing clean, affordable and reliable one-stop solar products for poor families living in areas without electricity, and has been sold to 55 Countries and regions have benefited more than 1 million end-users. Solar Run has 17 products that meet VeraSol (formerly known as Lighting Global) quality standards. It is currently the most certified company in China. Of course, this is inseparable from the Verasol team’s concern for Solar Run. Support, help, and understanding. He also mentioned that the benefits of Verasol product certification are mainly reflected in two aspects. One is that the Verasol certification standards are very strict. The quality of Verasol certified products is more guaranteed so that people in areas without electricity can use energy. Reliable solar lighting products; second, all foreign projects need to meet Verasol quality standards before bidding or exporting products, and the product quality is higher, which increases the company’s influence.”
Lighting Global is the platform under which the World Bank Group supports the development of the global off-grid solar energy services market, and includes a portfolio of country-based market development programs. As the manufacturing center of the global off-grid solar market, China will continue to make its own contribution to the realization of the UN SDG7 goals. The successful holding of this seminar has enhanced Chinese off-grid solar companies’ knowledge and understanding of the World Bank’s “Light Up the World” project quality standards and helped Chinese manufacturers produce products that meet the “Lighting Global” quality standards. It is of great significance to improve the lack of electricity and power shortages in poverty-stricken areas around the world and accelerate the realization of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
A newly released analysis report by UNICEF shows that the first school day of approximately 140 million children worldwide has been postponed due to the COVID-19, and approximately 8 million children have entered the school for the first time in their lives to receive classroom instruction. And waited for more than a year, and will continue to wait.
Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, said: “As classes are resuming in many parts of the world, millions of first-year students can’t wait to enter the campus and see the classroom with their own eyes. They have been waiting for this for more than a year. At the same time, there are still millions of children who may not be able to realize this dream this semester. For the most disadvantaged children, they may not be able to enter the classroom for their entire life. The risk is soaring.”
For students, school closures will not only interrupt their studies, but will also have mental health problems, missed vaccinations, and even drop out of school. What’s more frightening is that they will increase the risk of child labor and child marriage.
Although countries are taking measures to provide children with opportunities for distance learning, at least 29% of elementary school students still do not receive relevant support. (Data source: UNICEF)
In addition to the lack of distance learning resources, insufficient technical support, poor learning environment, high housework pressure or forced work are also many reasons why children cannot participate in distance learning.
As One-stop Solar Solution Leader, Solar Run developed and designed a product called “Solar Media” (solar education media system) in 2019. This product is very suitable for all kinds of students and children who are unable to learn mentioned above.
What is Solar Media?
Solar Media is a solar product with a 7-inch display screen and disseminating knowledge such as medical education.
1. Light up 3 rooms for 5 hours
2. receive 2 mobile phones at the same time
3. Solar modules are used for 6-8 hours a day
4. 32GB to store electronic files such as videos, music, and books
5. The service life is 5 years
PS: Change the content every two months and update the video ads.
Why develop Solar Media?
The world’s 600 million people live below the poverty line with a daily income of less than US$2. Among them, 789 million people live in an environment without electricity, 800 million adults are illiterate, of which 64% are female illiterate, and there are nearly 212 million malaria cases in 2019. More than 38 million people are infected with the HIV virus, and the new crown virus is raging around the world. The poor people lack basic knowledge of epidemic prevention and because schools are closed, the information transmission chain cannot reach the last mile.
Based on the above problems, Solar Run has created a solar education media system that allows users to obtain health care information, protect their lives, reduce mortality, and provide basic school education to eliminate illiteracy.
It is better to teach people how to fish than to teach people how to fish. Send education to the last mile and contribute to improving the quality of life of the poor.