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M-PAYG ambitious project needed a strong partner

M-PAYG is a start-up that wants to disrupt the decentralized energy solutions market in developing countries using a combined software/hardware solution and a unique financing model. M-PAYG’s solar panel solution is sustainable and environmentally friendly. Awards: Danish Design Award 2017, the Copenhagen Fintech Impact Startup Award 2017 and the World Summit Award 2017.

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With the goal of becoming ‘the preferred quality energy option for low-income households in emerging markets’, M-PAYG developed a cloud-based solar panel system in 2015 to help millions of households in developing countries access to cheap, sustainable and environmentally friendly electricity. After successful pilots in Africa – using prototypes at the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 – M-PAYG decided to bring Etteplan on board as their technological partner for the ambitious project. Countries access to cheap, sustainable and environmentally friendly electricity. After successful pilots in Africa – using prototypes at the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 – M-PAYG decided to bring Etteplan on board as their technological partner for the ambitious project.

"We chose Etteplan (previously TekPartner*) because we felt and still feel that they are passionate about our cause. Our collaboration with Etteplan has meant that weve been able to hit the ground running and avoid a lot of mistakes early on relating to the scale of our technology solution. Its also given us access to a wide network of technology experts."

David Dizon, Chief Product Officer and Co-founder 

M-PAYG

“From a management point of view, we established early on that we would only work with the best and most experienced technology profiles within embedded software, and that we were not ready to hire a large internal team.
We looked for an ‘on-demand’ technology partner who could help us professionally and securely from the get-go, and who had the expertise to build something scalable from day one. After a lengthy selection process, we chose Etteplan. Partly because of their experience in embedded software and the resources allocated the project. But most of all, we felt – and still feel – that they were passionate about our cause.


Our collaboration with Etteplan has meant that we’ve been able to hit the ground running and avoid a lot of mistakes early on relating to the scale of our technology solution. It’s also given us access to a wide network of technology experts. Etteplan has been good at complementing our internal tech team, and has always been able to step in when needed.


We have expanded our project portfolio in Africa, and have recently opened country offices with local teams in Kenya and Malawi. In addition, we have started a number of local partnerships in relation to our rollout. The latest version of our product has been authorized, and we’re about to start the production of 10,000 units.”

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*Etteplan acquired Tekpartner in 2021, read more about the acquisition.

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