Affordable solar solutions in Papua New Guinea

Affordable solar solutions in Papua New Guinea

Round 3 Papua New Guinea Resources and Clean Energy Completed



Partner contribution

$ 455,700

DFAT contribution

$ 199,323

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Total Value

$ 655,023

Start: April 2019 - End: April 2020


Sola PayGo

Sola PayGo is a solar company dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and communities, with reliable, affordable, and accessible solar lighting and power solutions.


Bmobile  is a 100% Government of Papua New Guinea-owned company and is dedicated to offering high-speed data, reliable voice and SMS services across Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.


d.light is a global leader in delivering affordable solar products designed for the two billion people in the developing world without access to reliable energy.

About this partnership

This partnership brings together solar energy company Sola PayGo, payment services provider Bmobile, product manufacturer d.light, and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The partners are collaborating to provide affordable and reliable solar power units to remote rural households using a pay-as-you-go business model. The initiative expects to sell solar units to 2,500 off-grid households in the Papua New Guinea Highlands Region.

This partnership aims to scale-up Sola PayGo’s existing business model, providing high-quality solar power units to rural and remote households on a pay-as-you-go basis.  For households, access to affordable energy leads to improved security and health outcomes and opens up further income generation opportunities.


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