Electrification Pathways for Benin
The Bright Lights for Benin project catalyses the Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) solar market in Benin by linking Greenlight Planet PAYG products with a ready-made solar supply chain.
The project builds on a successful 18 month partnership between SNV and MTN to develop a solar distribution network. It introduces PAYG solar to Benin for the first time and expects to sell 9,000 PAYG products over 18 months via a sustainable business model. The government of Benin has agreed to provide tax exemption on all products imported under the project.
The project is funded by GSMA's Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund, which is supported by the UK Government.