Lumos Mobile Electricity Service has deployed its 60,000th Y’ello Box, an at-home solar electricity device, enabling customer to gain access to reliable and affordable electricity
The Lumos service is combining the power of the sun and your MTN mobile phone to bring a new type of power to Nigeria.
More than 300,000 people right across Nigeria are expected to benefit from affordable, reliable, clean electricity, thanks to the Lumos Mobile Electricity service ability to unleash the power of the mobile.
Mobile phones have transformed the way we spend our daily lives. In fact, a recent report declared Nigeria as the ‘world’s most mobilized country’ (http://apo.af/qD8dM5) with more mobile traffic than any other nation. With more and more mobiles, they not only drive our demand for more accessible and reliable power, but they can also help provide the solution.
The Lumos Mobile Electricity Service will see MTN customers pay their monthly subscription fee for power from their MTN’s mobile phones air account by texting a code. There’s no need for mobile money, bank accounts or expensive machines. This is quick, easy, affordable, quiet and clean.
“The mobile revolution has transformed our need for power, and the mobile electricity service is also going to be a significant part of the answer,” said Yuri Tsitrinbaum, CEO of Lumos Nigeria. "The Nigerian economy will thrive if we give people the power they need to succeed. We cannot wait, and we need put power in everyone’s own hands.”
“At Lumos we have built a unique system that uses groundbreaking technology to harness the energy of the sun, capture and store it, and release it thanks to your mobile phone,” added Tsitrinbaum.