Nova Lumos is an Israeli-based company that wants to bring modern and affordable electricity to remote regions around the world, especially off-the-grid communities in Africa and Asia. Electricity is provided by means of distributed solar units – “power stations in a box” – and customers can purchase solar power for their units in small instalments (touted to be lower than the cost of kerosene and candles), much in the same way they already purchase airtime –  through their mobile phones.

nova-lumos-home-1

Nova Lumos already carried out pilot test projects last year, in select rural areas of Nigeria and Guinea.To make mobile payments work, Nova-Lumos has to partner with local telcos. So, in partnership with MTN Nigeria – and with funding from the GSMA’s Mobile Enabled Community Services (MECS) Innovation Grant Fund, supported by the UK Government – Nova Lumos will be rolling out to the Nigerian public very soon, to be distributed via MTN Service Points.

Source

Read this next

Uber, the world’s coolest taxi-booking service is in 33 countries and at the last count, over 92 cities. n the SF-based company’s quest for world domination, Lagos might actually be the next destination. Actually, Lagos AND Abuja. Uber is interested in both Nigeria’s economic and political centres and have put up recruitment notices for positions […]

More From TC
Inlaks Just Launched a New Tech Hub, Where Does it Fit in the Ecosystem?

Inlaks, one of Africa’s oldest tech companies, has launched a new tech hub in Nigeria – The Hatch. Called The Hatch, the hub is focused on the fintech sector. The Hatch will mentor the next wave of entrepreneurs developing homegrown financial services and solutions, particularly for the insurance industry. The hub will also provide funding […]

Tech Money Africa audience

The University of Lagos, Akoka hosted the TechMoney Africa summit, organised by the Unicorn Group, on June 10th and 11th, 2019, which featured a hackathon, a boot camp for budding entrepreneurs, a quick pitch session, panel sessions, case studies, and presentations from stakeholders.

Features, Social Media, Technology
11th June 2019

With social media giant Facebook looking to be saddled with more deceased user accounts than living by 2100, there is an increasing need to think about what happens to our digital assets after we pass on.


TechCabal is a Big Cabal Media brand



Copyright © 2019
All rights reserved

Privacy & Terms