Guildford, UK 23 January 2015 – Eseye is happy to announce that its long-term partner M-KOPA Solar have won the Zayed Future Energy Prize.
M-KOPA is the global leader for “pay-as-you-go” energy services for off-grid customers with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The company was founded to make a range of life changing products accessible to populations with no access to the energy grid.
Over the past few years, M-KOPA has developed and launched a proprietary, patented technology platform that combines embedded GSM and mobile payments seeing the company revolutionize asset financing in emerging markets. Today, M-KOPA delivers solar-powered lighting and mobile charging on a pay-as-you-go basis, using mobile wallet payments via M-PESA in East Africa.
The Zayed Future Energy Prize is part of an annual award ceremony hosted in Dubai, which celebrates achievements that reflect impact, innovation, long-term vision and leadership in renewable energy and sustainability. It aims to inspire the next generation of global energy innovators “creating solutions we can barely imagine today”.
Winners of the Zayed Future Energy Prize are individuals, high schools and companies that have made a significant contribution in the global response to the future of energy. In particular, it rewards achievements that address global challenges of climate change, energy security, energy access and sustainability of global energy resources.
The M-KOPAnet platform was the first of its kind, a true innovative way of providing cellular based pre-paid solar energy and energy management and was designed, developed and integrated with Eseye’s expertise. Eseye continues to manage all of M-KOPAs cellular connectivity on a global scale.
As a leading supplier of Internet of Things and connectivity services, Eseye is delivering technical innovation for energy provision across the globe which also includes solar panel monitoring for social housing in the UK, automated pre-paid smart metering connectivity as well as energy monitoring applications and products for customers such as global smart meter manufacturers, energy and other service providers as well as Tier 1 and Tier 2 energy retailers.
In addition, Eseye supplies products and services to some of the largest fuel management solutions companies such as Gilbarco Veeder-Root to enable their remote management thus contributing to a greener and safer environment for all.
“Social and financial inclusion and looking after the environment by enabling ingenious green technologies are some of the areas we are very passionate about.
We would like to congratulate M-KOPA Solar on this prestigious and very well deserved prize and we are proud to have been able to help another of our partners achieve a successfully and well-functioning connected global IoT solution. We will carry on supporting M-KOPA’s growing install base and look forward to continued collaboration and joint future projects“
Paul Marshall, COO Eseye