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.

Australian Government

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade works with international partners and other countries to tackle global challenges, increase trade and investment opportunities, protect international rules, keep our region stable and help Australians overseas.


About this partnership

In Papua New Guinea, a BPP partnership with solar energy company Sola PayGo, payment services provider Bmobile, product manufacturer d.light, and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) provides affordable and reliable solar power units to remote rural households using a pay-as-you-go business model. 


The partnership scaled 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.

During the partnership period, over 1,400 families gained access to free power, impacting more than 18,000 people. 100% of customers indicated that their quality of life had significantly improved and 33% of respondents indicated extra earning potential from access to the solar unit.

Learn more in Sola PayGo’s Impact Report: BPP Partnership Impact Report 

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