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.