M-KOPA was established in 2011 following successful consumer trials in Kenya during 2010.
As of November 2013, we are actively providing affordable solar power to over 40,000 Kenyan households and adding 1,000 more every week. Our team includes nearly 200 staff and we sell our product through more than 750 retail shops nationwide.
The founders of the company are experienced mobile technology innovators who believe in the huge potential of transformative, affordable products designed for underserved consumers. While excellent technology is a pre-requisite, technology alone does not solve for customer needs. Success comes when smart technology is combined with a commitment to on-going, on-the-ground delivery.
Our fast-growing team takes pride in the following company values:
We have an appetite for advancement and our customers do too. Our aim is to get better every day, improving our business operations while our customers better their lives.
We help low-income consumers acquire and own high quality, affordable energy solutions, and we gain pride knowing that our customers gain independence through ownership.
We aim to make life easier for our customers, and we value straightforward, common-sense solutions. We make our business decisions based on a clear and honest assessment of the facts. We believe that good ideas and great insights come from all directions: from our customers, our partners, and our staff.
M-KOPA has developed a proprietary, patented technology platform that combines embedded GSM + mobile payments to revolutionize asset financing in emerging markets.
The M-KOPAnet platform has been designed and built from the ground up by our talented team of software engineers, who continue to innovate and improve the system every day. It offers the powerful combination of accounting + customer relationship management + inventory tracking in one complete system.
Aside from enabling our business operations to scale at record speed, the M-KOPAnet™ platform captures and processes huge volumes of data, enabling us to improve our proposition, customer service, and security in real-time.
*estimate based on 4 year average usage of solar system, in USD
*estimate based on 4 year average usage of solar system
*estimate based on average of 125 hours of lighting per system per month
(*That customers breathe easier and help reduce carbon emissions = great bonuses)
M-KOPA strives to help our customers get rid of kerosene and other costly and inefficient energy substitutes. Solar powered appliances are readily available and their performance and durability continues to get better all the time. M-KOPA’s focus is to make those great technologies affordable.
By offering world-class solar power products to consumers for less than their daily spend on kerosene, we enable consumers to leapfrog to locally-generated, clean, renewable energy. Better yet – once they have paid for their device in full, they can enjoy years of free power and put the money saved towards other priorities – more food on the table, more money for school books and tuition, more cash to invest in businesses.