Off.Grid: Electric

www.offgrid-electric.com

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS

Xavier Helgesen, Erica Mackey and Joshua Pierce

FOUNDED

2012

MISSION

To put kerosene out of business.

BUSINESS MODEL

Off.Grid:Electric applies the mobile phones industry's business model to energy.  A small super-efficient solar system is installed in a customer's home, complete with appliances.  Customers pre-pay for service per week using mobile money. They are able to choose the set of electrical services (lights, radio, mobile charger, TV) that fit their lifestyle and budget for a flat weekly fee starting below the cost of kerosene.

WHERE THEY WORK

Tanzania

IMPACT

Removing kerosene from a house eliminates carbon emission, eliminates indoor air pollution, eliminates kerosene burns for children and saves customers money each week.

BIG PLANS

Light 1 million homes in 5 years, changing the lives of 5 million people.

OUR INVESTMENT SO FAR

US$400,000 equity investment.

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Our first M-POWER energy hub in Arusha, Tanzania. Here potential customers can learn about the service and sign up.
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Xavier Helgesen, Josh Pierce and Erica Mackey, co-founders of Off.Grid: Electric.
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Off.Grid: Electric customer can now operate extended opening hours to sell her vegetables.