As the continent continues to battle with intermittent power shortages, several Chinese solar enterprises, who are leaders in the worldwide photovoltaic (PV) sector, are eyeing Africa’s “blue ocean” market.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, 600 million people do not have access to electricity. Some companies have decided to offer household solar power solutions utilizing a PayGo model, which is a flexible billing and payment method that makes solar electricity more accessible to a larger variety of users.
In a recent interview with Future Hub Africa, He Ping, co-founder and deputy manager of Shenzhen-based Beebeejump, revealed that the company has established a team of over 200 sales and management workers in Nigeria, selling off-grid solar products across 36 states in the country using the PayGo method.
Only 40% of Nigerians can connect to the state grid, despite the country having Africa’s greatest population; even for those families that can utilize power, grid service is frequently inconsistent, he claimed.
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