Azuri Technologies launches PayGo solar satellite TV in Zambia

AzuriTVZambia LaunchAzuri Technologies, a provider of pay-as-you-go solar home solutions for off-grid households across Africa, has launched its 24-inch solar satellite television and home lighting system in Zambia at the British High Commission in Lusaka

Zambia’s launch comes on the heels of Azuri’s announced US$26mn strategic equity investment, accelerating the company’s expansion plans across sub-Saharan Africa.

The investment will help more off-grid customers across Zambia benefit from affordable, clean and reliable energy, as well as having access to modern energy-efficient appliances.

Azuri CEO Simon Bransfield-Garth said, “Pay-as-you-go solar power is connecting off-grid households to the modern digital world through reliable, clean energy and highly efficient products such as AzuriTV which delivers social and economic benefits that many urban users have experienced for years.”

Minster for Energy Matthew Nkhuwa added, “Renewable energy such as that offered by Azuri can is a catalyst for rural development through improved access to information, improved productivity and new employment opportunities, as well as supporting Zambia’s commitment to mitigating climate change.”

AzuriTV was Africa’s first complete solar TV and satellite package designed and developed for off-grid consumers. Azuri customers pay for their solar and satellite TV service through regular weekly instalments and, once the system is paid for, all future energy generated is free of charge.

British High Commissioner Fergus Cochrane-Dyet OBE commented, “Solar power has the potential to transform the lives of millions of people who are still living off the grid.”

“Azuri embodies the pioneering spirit of innovation for which the UK is globally renowned. The launch showcases the cutting-edge technology and expert services that British firms can offer to rapidly expand markets across Africa.”

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