Simpa Networks in India

Simpa Networks provides a basic, portable solar home system in an off-grid utilities model to primarily rural customers in India through a lease-to-own model. The system includes a low-cost meter connected to a cloud-based software that enables Simpa to track customer usage. Customers make an initial down payment for the installation and then select how much energy credit to purchase. A portion of this payment covers the repayment cost of the system, while the rest goes to Simpa as profit and to cover operational costs. Once fully paid (typically within two to three years), the system unlocks permanently and continues to produce electricity for the customer for free. Simpa has installed over 15,000 solar home systems in India and is rapidly growing.