About Us

access:energy are a Kenyan based company developing remote, village-scale, renewable energy micro-grids in Kenya. We have designed technology that allows remote control and visibility of these grids, as well as cashless, pay-as-you-go payment services using the ubiquitous mobile phone networks. This pro-poor pricing mechanism means that those at the ‘bottom of the pyramid’ can finally benefit from the advantages of clean, reliable renewable energy technologies and the considerable market of as-yet unconnected rural areas is unlocked; in sub-Saharan Africa, 70% of the population do not have access to electricity, and in rural areas this number rises to 98%. Pay-as-you-go micro-payments have revolutionized access to mobile telephones in Africa, and access:energy intend to do the same with energy.