KARACHI: As Pakistan continues to suffer from its crippling energy shortage, Telenor Pakistan, Tameer Microfinance Bank and Roshan Energy have partnered to rollout their solar-powered home solution for the low-income segment, which is off the national grid.
Solar solutions can be bought for 15% upfront payment with remaining paid off over 18 months through Easypaisa
The Solar Kits have a unique microcontroller which shuts down the Solar System automatically once the Top-Up amount has been consumed. Once all installments are paid, the microcontroller becomes inactive and the Solar Solution will continue functioning without any further Top-Ups required.
The ownership of the Solar Kit is transferred over to the customer upon consuming a total recharge amount equal to the total cost of the solar kit.
This unique model has empowered customers to pick whether they want their solar equipment to work for a full month or just for a day. Currently, there are three Solar Solution Models being offered ranging from 30 to 100 watts solar panels.
Uzair Tahsin, CEO of Roshan Energy, sharing his views said,
”Low income consumers can afford a small Solar Home System provided the payment plan matches the existing payments structure for Kerosene, Candles, Batteries and Phone Charging. We have transformed electricity expenditure into an asset purchase.”
On this occasion, Nadeem Hussain, CEO Tameer Microfinance Bank said,
“We have always aimed at developing products that change people’s lives for the better. Easypaisa is committed to accelerate socio-economic development by empowering people through innovative technologies. The launch of the Solar Home Solution is yet another testament of our vision to empower Pakistanis by delivering groundbreaking services with a transformative effect.”