April 11, 2012

"Discussion round-up: how can business enable energy access for all?"  Eight19's IndiGo solar highlighted as an example of best practice:

"An example of successful pay-as you go technology is the Eight19 scratch card, which is a transformative, self-financing system."

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April 5, 2012

Technology Exchange Lab (TEL) feature Eight19's IndiGo Solar Charging System

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SIERRA CLUB: Eight19 and the "Un-Grid"

April 2, 2012

'Eight19 and the "Un-Grid"'

The Sierra Club interviews Eight19's CEO Simon Bransfield-Garth:  "With the Un-Grid the customer ends up progressively buying infrastructure so you eliminate that problem by using the premium they spend on dirty fuels and inadvertently investing that in building personal infrastructure. The Un-Grid can therefore be largely self-funding and doesn’t require huge centralized interventions to make it happen."

Read the full interview by Justin Guay here


March 31, 2012

"Eight19's IndiGo Solar System Brings Pay-As-You-Go Power To Africa" from Earth Techling's Angeli Duffin

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PV MAGAZINE: "Pay-as-you-go PV"

March 13, 2012

Read below the article by Sara Ver-Bruggen in the PV Magazine feature "The solar future in the Middle East WFES".   Eight19 attended the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi in January and spoke with Sara about Indigo Solar.


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PHYSICS WORLD: "Reeling in cheap plastic solar film"

March 13, 2012

"A UK-based start-up is developing printable, thin-film plastic solar cells aimed at providing affordable electricity to individual dwellings that have no grid connection, such as those in rural Africa.
...As Eight19 gears up, it is seeding the market in Kenya, South Sudan, Malawi and Zambia using conventional solar panels and an innovative service model."

Read the full article by Mark Halper in Physics World here

PV MAGAZINE: "Pay-as-you go PV picks up award"

March 13, 2012

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SOLAR NOVUS: "Eight19 Receives Climate Week Award for Solar Tech"

March 13, 2012

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BUSINESS WEEKLY: "Eight19 Scoops Climate Week Accolade"

March 13, 2012

"Cambridge based CleanTech company, Eight19, has won the Climate Week award for ‘Best Innovation by an SME business’."

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March 13, 2012

"In the Developing World, Solar Is Cheaper than Fossil Fuels"

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