Sun Plugged Energy
Sun Plugged Energy is distributing Solar Home Solutions to communities in rural Zimbabwe. The solutions start from solar lamps to more robust products such as solar pumps and solar grinding mills. Included in the product portfolio are mobile phones and tablets which play a pivotal role in the development of these communities. Utilizing the youths and women embedded with the target communities, Sun Plugged Energy has setup a distribution of over 60 agents, known as Community Energy Distributors (CEDs). Their role is to assess the energy needs in a community, sale SPE products, create demand for SPE products, help the customers with technical issues and aid in repayments.
The SPE Energy eco system will enable disenfranchised communities to prosper, develop and participate in the wider economy. The planned eco system seeks to transform the livelihoods of beneficiaries by providing them with their basic electricity requirements whilst offering them opportunities to progress up the energy value chain and to launch or to enhance existing micro businesses through product value addition. The system utilizes the Solar Home Systems as its core. The key attractions of these SHSs will be; (a) modularity and (b) unique ability to provide a distributed energy solution that allows communities to share energy