d.light design has introduced a new plug-and-play solar home lighting system which offers two lamps and a portable lantern. The product can charge mobile phones.
The D20, which has met the Lighting Global Minimum Quality Standards, has two light settings – bright ambient light, and task or reading light.
In Kenya, customers have the option to purchase this new product via the mobile payment pay-as-you-go (PAYG) system through M-KOPA Solar.
The PAYG system allows customers with low incomes to buy a solar product on credit; the consumer makes an initial deposit then pays the balance in small affordable daily payments for a period of one year through the mobile payment platform M-PESA in order to fully own the product.