SolaFin2Go – Solar Finance 2 Go

Project Summary

SolaFin2Go’s objective is to test the feasibility of ‘entry level’ technological solutions combining novel PV and solar thermal technologies financed through improved business PAYG models (enabled by the innovative FinTech platform through Mobile, Cloud) that fit with household/community circumstances to provide basic electrification and hot water.

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More than 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa live without access to electricity and 90% of the population directly burn solid fuel for cooking, boiling water, lighting and heating. The SolaFin2Go project will address the challenge of providing standalone solar systems to make available cost effective and affordable access to electricity and thermal hot water for off-grid households in sub-Saharan Africa.


Combining the partner technologies, resources and knowledge in this study has the potential to create a viable, cost effective off grid standalone solar solution to meet many of the challenges identified by the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative and directly relates to the Botswana Off Grid Plan and Energy Efficiencies plan.


Provided offgrid solar-energy based electricity and thermal hot water to rural community school in Jamataka in Botswana
150+ students were provided improved access to electricity thus positively impacting education in the community

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