Off-grid Rwandan communities to benefit from solar powered rural homes

Providing affordable utilities to off-grid communities in Rwanda is the next priority for BBOXX as it transitions from a from a solar company to a next-generation utility platform that seeks to enable a rural customer to live a healthier, wealthier and more productive life. The development was announced at the launch of Tomorrow’s Rural Home, a vision of a rural home in 2025, powered by BBOXX and select partners.

The launch was part of the Unlocking Solar Conference that was held in Kigali recently. This new venture will use technology to distribute electricity, gas and other life-changing services to the most remote areas in Rwanda. The basic services will be made affordable to rural households using the PAYG (pay as you go technology) technology.

Officials from BBOXX noted that off-grid technology shouldn’t be a temporary solution but a more affordable and sustainable solution for rural areas. In his remarks, Mansoor Hamayun, the Chief Executive Officer said that off-grid energy captures the ambitions of rural households who need affordable utilities to improve the quality of their lives.

He further added that the home is a reflection of their strategy to broaden from being a provider of solar home systems to a multi-utility company transforming the lives of underserved households in the developing world. He believes such a transition can deliver an unrecognizable improvement in the quality of life for rural households by 2025.

Source: The New Times

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