Green Scene Ethiopia
Angaza is a platform which renders solar lighting systems and clean cookstoves accessible and affordable to emerging markets by allowing customers without access to credit and traditional banking services – who are also often in the most isolated areas of a country – to pay for their products remotely using their mobile phone. Most Green Scene products are Angaza-enabled, and the companies’ collaboration is a pioneering pay-as-you-go platform for Ethiopia.
BioLite Ltd produces a wide variety of products, from cooking stoves to solar home systems. Green Scene is the first company to partner with BioLite Ltd in specifically introducing the BioLite 620 solar home system to Ethiopia.
Based in Ulm, Germany, Fosera supplies solar energy systems to subsidiaries in Ethiopia, Kenya and Thailand. Green Scene and Fosera are currently partnering to pilot PAYGO solar home systems in collaboration with local MFI Visionfund.
Green Scene entered the energy market by providing three Greenlight Planet products, each renowned for its durability and quality – the SunKing Home 60, the SunKing Boom and SunKing Pro 400. Due to the popularity of Sun King products, Green scene increase its product cart with more Sun King products ranging from one to four lights with varying features.
M-Birr is a pioneer, being the first mobile money company in Ethiopia to enable customers to make financial transactions via mobile phone. Along with with YenePay, Green Scene partners with M-Birr on the OwnGrid system.
USADF, through its umbrella initiative Power Africa, pledges grants to private renewable-energy enterprises. Green Scene was a proud and grateful recipient of both a USADF grant and Power Africa mentorship during the early stages of the company’s establishment.
YenePay Financial Technologies PLC provides localised digital tools, USSD technology and financial services. Founded in 2015, the quality of its digital payment platform quickly made it a leading Ethiopian fin-tech company. For Green Scene, YenePay has developed and adapted the PAYGO platform of OwnGrid.
Using its vast network of partner institutions across Ethiopia, VisionFund Microfinance Institute is highly successful in facilitating loans which enable households to purchase certified, high-quality solar home systems and other renewable-energy products.
Established in 1997, the Specialized Financial and Promotional Institution (SFPI) is one of Ethiopia’s first micro financing institutions. It is licensed to operate nationwide and, since 2015, has been supported by the Development Bank of Ethiopia to supply high-quality solar systems to rural communities, supporting them with energy loans totalling over $370,000 (10 million Ethiopian Birr). SFPI has an agreement with Green Scene for the latter to provide high-quality solar products, including warranties and after-sales servicing.
OMO MFI is a prominent micro finance institution which works exclusively in Ethiopia’s Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR).
Peace Eradication and Community Empowerment Micro Finance Institute (PEACE MFI) has been providing integrated rural development activities for more than 40 years in Ethiopia.
Metemamen Microfinance Institution was established with the financial and technical support of Catholic Relief Services and the Ethiopian Catholic Church Social and Development Commission (ECC-SADCO). The MFI’s main goal is to support low-income communities and, especially, women.
Jitu Renewable Energy Materials Production and Dissemination has been selling solar systems and improved cook stoves in the Oromia districts of Shashemene, Bekoji and Gedebe Assasa since _______. Jitu has vast experience and a strong network of distribution channels in all of these areas, having established solar kiosks from which sales, maintenance and replacements are conducted.