Bboxx Kenya, a next-generation utility, has launched Flexx by Bboxx, a new brand in the Kenyan market, to provide affordable, reliable, and flexible clean energy solutions to Kenyans in off-grid areas. Flexx by Bboxx will bring new and reliable entry-level products to market, getting hundreds of thousands more people onto the energy ladder in Kenya.
Having delivered clean energy solutions to over 100,000 Kenyan families, the company has announced plans to invest more in technology to pursue its mission to transform lives and unlock potential through access to clean energy.
As part of the launch, Bboxx announced two new products that will add value to their existing roster of clean energy, clean cooking, mobile technology, and accessible financial solutions:
This is an affordable ‘plug and plays’ portable solar lantern, designed for rural customers and those who are mobile. The product is also capable of charging mobile phones. Flexx10 is an upfront cash sales product.
This is a Pay-As-You-Go token-based multi-light solar system, designed for rural customers at the bottom of the energy pyramid, with a demand for lighting applications and mobile phone charging. The system comes with dimmable LED light bulbs, which allow customers to have more control over their energy usage.
The two new products are designed to minimise lifetime costs and include features that reduce maintenance and service requirements. The products will have a significant impact on the lives of those they support, be that allowing a child to study at home, allowing a vendor to continue trading after dark, or allowing remote communities to stay connected by charging their devices.
Commenting on the launch, Mansoor Hamayun, CEO and Co-Founder of Bboxx, said:“We are passionate about our mission to address the major global problem of energy poverty. Through the launch of Flexx by Bboxx, the company will serve a wider array of customers. The scale of the issue is vast, with approximately 3 million Kenyans living without access to energy. We are therefore delighted to be expanding our product offering to include even more flexible and affordable solutions for customers struggling to get onto the energy ladder. We are confident that Flexx by Bboxx will significantly aid us in transforming the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in Kenya, powering the energy needs of individuals, families, emerging businesses, and wider communities. The launch of Flexx by Bboxx is central to Bboxx’s mission to solve energy poverty, in line with UN SDG7 – clean energy for all.”
Jeff Vanden Berghe, Managing Director of Bboxx Kenya added: “Energy is the key to unlocking inclusive and sustainable economic development of every county in Kenya and we are looking forward to seeing the positive impact Flexx by Bboxx will have on this new pool of customers. Many Bboxx products are aimed at the top 25% of rural communities. The introduction of Flexx by Bboxx will enable Bboxx to serve members of the rural population we have not reached previously, unlocking even more potential, and getting more people onto the energy ladder.”