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Azuri unveils daily-pay 32-inch solar television

Simon Bransfield-Garth
Azuri chief executive Simon Bransfield-Garth. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

UK solar firm Azuri Technologies has launched a new 32-inch solar satellite TV system designed for off-grid customers in Kenya.

The pay-as-you-go TV product will require customers to make Sh129 daily payments via mobile money to unlock the system’s power.

The firm said the new 32-inch TV Solar Home System comes with four high brightness LED lights, mobile phone charging and a rechargeable torch and radio.

The firm is targeting rural off-grid consumers who lack access to power, noting Kenya has around 10 million households, yet only around 3.9 million households have TVs.

“Azuri’s vision is one that sees a level playing field where all consumers have the ability to benefit from modern products and services, regardless of where they live,” said Azuri chief executive Simon Bransfield-Garth.

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The Kenyan solar kits market has attracted multinationals like Indian firm Orb Energy and Germany-based Mobisol as well as local company M-Kopa.

About half of the country’s homes are not connected to the national electricity grid due to cost barriers, a challenge investors seek to tackle with flexible financing.

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