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Category: Press Release

2016

26

Aug

M-KOPA Connects Over 10,000 Kenyan Homes To TV

15th August 2016, Kisumu, Kenya… M-KOPA Solar is today announcing that it has sold over 10,000 solar TV systems since the pilot programme was launched in February 2016. And its pay-as-you-go solar TV package is now being rolled out to all 75 service centres over the next month. Yesse Oenga, Chief Commercial Officer at M-KOPA […]

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17

Mar

M-KOPA Appoints New Board Chairman

16th March 2016, Nairobi, Kenya… M-KOPA Solar has appointed Mugo Kibati as Chair of the Board of Directors. Mr. Kibati is Group CEO of Pan Africa Insurance and Board Chairman of Lake Turkana Wind Power Limited. He previously served as Director General of Vision 2030 and Chief Executive Officer of East African Cables Limited. Mugo […]

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17

Feb

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M-KOPA Launches Solar-Powered TV

On the 17th February 2016, M-KOPA launched its first solar-powered digital flat screen TV that is available on several different M-PESA payment plans. See Video : http://videos.m-kopa.com/video/m-kopa-launches-solar-power-tv/

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14

Jan

M-KOPA Branches Out With Practical Products

14th January 2016, Nairobi, Kenya… M-KOPA Solar is today announcing that it has sold 40,000 home-improvement and technology products, using its innovative mobile payment platform and its GSM-enabled solar home systems. This marks a new direction for the Kenya-based company, the global leader in pay-as-you-go solar for off grid households.   The new collection of […]

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13

Jan

2015

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Dec

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Generation Investment Management Leads $19M Equity Round In M-KOPA Solar

2 December 2015, Nairobi, Kenya – M-KOPA Solar, the world’s leading pay-as-you-go energy provider to off-grid homes, has announced the closing of a US$19 million financing round led by Generation Investment Management LLP.   M-KOPA provides off-grid customers a way to leapfrog over expensive and unreliable grid power and benefit from solar power on their own roof. The company is on track to […]

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23

Sep

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A QUARTER OF A MILLION HOMES NOW ON M-KOPA

23rd September 2015 Nairobi, Kenya… M-KOPA Solar, the world’s leading ‘pay-as-you-go’ energy provider to off grid homes, proudly announced reaching 250,000 homes across Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania today. Alex Kivuva Nduati became M-KOPA’s 250,000th customer when he purchased an M-KOPA III solar home system at the M-KOPA Shop in Athi River: “I am so excited […]

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26

May

200,000th Home Connects to M-KOPA

26 May 2015, Nairobi, Kenya… M-KOPA is today announcing that is has powered up 200,000 homes across East Africa – having doubled the number of homes connected to its solar home systems in the past eight months. The average M-KOPA household has over five inhabitants. Accordingly, M-KOPA is now providing power to over a million […]

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24

Mar

M-KOPA Solar Lights up over 20,000 homes in Uganda

24 March 2015, Entebbe, Uganda – M-KOPA Solar today announced that it has connected over 20,000 off grid homes in Uganda affordable solar power. It is now expanding its distribution nationwide and targeting to add 50,000 more homes by the end of 2015. M-KOPA Solar is the global market leader of ‘pay-as-you-go’ energy for off-grid […]

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26

Feb

Kenya Emerges as Solar PV Hot Spot 

25 February 2015, Nairobi, Kenya… A 2014 study by M-KOPA Solar and InterMedia shows that Kenya has emerged as a hot spot for off-grid solar, with 14% of the population surveyed using solar as their primary lighting and charging source. Kenya Power calculates that 30% of the population has access to the grid, which leaves […]

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