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 the country, 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.
Specialized Financial and Promotional Institution (SFPI): meanwhile, has an agreement with Green Scene for the latter to provide high-quality solar products, including warranties and after-sales service. Established in 1997, 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 communities, supporting rural communities with energy loans totaling over $370,000 (10 million Ethiopian Birr).
OMO MFI: is one of the prominent micro finance institution that extensively works in SNNPR. As a result, it’s vital for Green Scene to partner with OMO MFI to provide off-grid solutions in communities of the SNNPR.
PEACE MFI: Peace Eradication and Community Empowerment Micro Finance Institute S.Co (PEACE MFI): has been providing integrated rural development activities for more than 40 years in Ethiopia. Same as Green Scene, PEACE MFI pays attention to providing quality services for households in Off-grid areas of Ethiopia.
Metemamen Microfinance Institution: is a growing MFI established with the financial and technical support of CRS/Ethiopia and Ethiopian Catholic Church Social and Development Commission (ECC-SADCO). The Institution was established to financially support a community with low income, especially women. As one of Green Scene’s vision, it is highly important to partner with Metemamen MFI who empowers women who happens to be the power house in the off-grid Ethiopia.
JITU Renewable Energy Materials Production and Dissemination: Jitu has been engaged in selling solar systems and Improved Cook Stoves within Oromia’s region of Shashemene, Bekoji and Gedebe Assasa weredas. The company establish solar kiosk that would facilitate maintenance and replacement services in these regions. Hence, Green Scene uses these facilities in order to provide a reliable service for its customers. Green Scene selected due to Jitu’s vast exposure and distribution channels within the mentioned areas.