March 22, 2018

Lumos launch solar electricity service in Ivory Coast

Lumos launch solar electricity service in Ivory Coast

Lumos whose vision is to provide Africans with affordable renewable electricity energy from the sun alternative has announced its arrival in Ivory Coast, where it aims to bring power to millions of people who don’t have access to affordable, safe or reliable electricity.

In partnership with MTN Cote d’Ivoire, Lumos is now offering its solar electricity service to 200 homes and small businesses in Ivory Coast as part of a pilot scheme, and will make the service available to everyone in the country starting in September.Lumos solar electricity systems harness the power of the sun, turning it into electricity that is available 24 hours a day.

Customers can pay for the service using their mobile phone.

In Nigeria, Lumos has made power available to those who lived without access to electricity, and offered a stronger and more reliable alternative to others who have had to rely on faulty, expensive, and erratic electricity alternatives.

At the new service’s launch event in Abidjan, Stephane Abrahams, CEO of Lumos Ivory Coast, said, “People are currently spending too much money on fuel that is unclean and dangerous. We can transform this for everyone. Lumos is the key to unlocking everyone’s access to power, and we can do it quickly, easily and ensure it is affordable.

“We are on the cusp of a solar revolution in Ivory Coast,” Abrahams added. “In the ten years after 2005, mobile phone subscribers increased tenfold, from 2.3m to 25m.  We could soon see the same dynamic rise for solar, as people demand better, stronger, and more reliable electricity.”

MTN Côte d’Ivoire CEO Freddy Tchala said, “This partnership will allow us to offer the people living in Côte d’Ivoire, and MTN customers in particular, access to a quality alternative electricity solution.”

“MTN Côte d’Ivoire has for many years been involved in a global vision, highlighting its social responsibility to get as close as possible to the needs of its customers,” Mr. Tchala said. “By working towards this goal- “electricity accessible to all”, we are committed on the one hand to reducing poverty by giving access to cheaper electricity for a greater number of people, and on the other hand to the preservation of the environment through the use of solar energy. “

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