Natfort Energy

Providing affordable solar solutions for off-grid communities
2019 SEED Africa Award Finalist Clean Energy Harare, Zimbabwe

Natfort Energy offers solar energy products to communities lacking access to electricity. They offer entry-level solar systems such as lightning units as well as larger systems like solar pumps. Natfort Energy’s business model is centred on affordability, which is why they partner with a mobile operator for PAYGO repayment options. 

Natfort Energy recruits community-based agents in all geographical areas in which their products are used. This helps them to grow their market and impact more off-grid communities.

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

Natfort Energy has so far provided clean energy to over 500 users, which results in decreased deforestation and carbon reductions. The quality of life of Natfort Energy’s targeted communities is increasing, especially for off-grid households.
  • Providing over 500 end-users with clean electricity through the installation of over 120 solar systems, 60% of which are in off-grid communities
  • Increasing affordability of solar home systems for low-income groups through a PAYGO model
  • Creation of 6 full-time jobs
  • Reducing carbon emissions through the installation of solar systems with a total capacity of 200 kW
  • Decreasing reliance on firewood for energy for over 70 families
  • Supporting small and medium businesses through the installation of over 80 kw of solar equipment
  • Enhancing connectivity, quality of life and increasing productivity

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Partners

This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

BioLite is a US company that supports with marketing & implementation as well as reduced credit terms

Amped Innovation is a second product partner and designer and producer of appliance-ready solar productive use system

Angaza provides the Natfort Energy with a customer relationship management and PAYGO software, allowing for the collection of mobile payment

NetOne Cellular, the second-largest mobile operator in Zimbabwe, offers the use of their integrated mobile payment platform and is exploring co-distributorship for the solar products

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