Devergy is a social energy utility, providing a reliable, affordable electricity service to low-income people in developing countries.
The service is based on village-sized energy micro-grids which provide solar power to households and businesses; users can connect lights and appliances such as radios, TVs and refrigerators.
The key feature of the system is the energy meter that powers the household with a pay-per-use approach, where each user tops up his credit by buying a scratch-off card and sending an SMS obtaining a credit code to the devergy payment system. Credit can be purchased for the same value of mobile phones credit, and the energy pricing is lower than the one of the kerosene lighting or dry-cell batteries. The installation cost of the energy grid is largely covered by Devergy, except for an affordable fee which is asked at the time of first connection, thus allowing lower income customers to access the service.
Our customers receive an unprecedented service thanks to a system that is designed to require no user maintenance and is remotely monitored for faults. The reliability and availability of the service is unmatched.