BATTERY RENTAL FOR OFF-GRID COMMUNITIES
Smart ‘MOPO Batteries’ are charged at hubs and then rented out to customers from off-grid communities. With daily battery rentals, the technology enables basic energy access at flexible and affordable rates without debt or long-term commitment. With 35 solar-powered hubs already reaching over 20,000 customers across Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia, The Gambia and Liberia, support from Energy Catalyst has been instrumental in helping Mobile Power to prove their operational business model.
The provision of affordable clean energy through MOPO Batteries unlocks many opportunities for targeted communities including business and education whilst also improving health and reducing carbon output. The accessibility of this battery product is particularly vital for emerging markets in sub-Saharan Africa: it delivers energy without subsidy, consumer debt or mobile money requirements.
Energy Catalyst not only provided financial support, but also offered strategic and business guidance which enabled Mobile Power to demonstrate its business model to investors and partners. The next frontier for Mobile Power is scaling up and the company envisages launching a range of battery products across sub-Saharan Africa as a leader in battery technology for the African continent.