NAME CHANGE

Solar firm Mobisol is now ENGIE Energy Access Kenya

In addition to the corporate name change, the company also unveiled its new solar home system brand – MySol.

In Summary
  • The company started operations in Kenya in 2016
  • MySol will now replace the Mobisol brand of lighting, TV and business SHS products.
Engie Energy Access global CEO Gillian-Alexandre Huart with Country director Fredrick Nobala during the firm’s rebrand from ENGIE Mobisol to ENGIE Energy Access.
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ENGIE Mobisol, a Kenyan Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) solar industry firm has changed its name to ENGIE Energy Access Kenya (EEA Kenya).

This is after the parent company ENGIE integrated ENGIE Mobisol with Fenix International, another SHS company and mini-grids provider early last year.

This integration puts the company in a unique position as the only energy player offering end-to-end off-grid energy solutions with both solar home systems and mini-grids under one roof. 

The company started operations in Kenya in 2016 serving mostly off-grid customers with high-quality solar home systems to power households and small businesses.

In addition to the corporate name change, the company also unveiled its new solar home system brand – MySol.

MySol will now replace the Mobisol brand of lighting, TV and business SHS products.

Speaking during the launch, Frederick Nobala, managing director of ENGIE Energy Access Kenya said they are now offering a much wider product range to address even more customer needs.

''Our PAYGo model still ensures that the product remains affordable for our customers since they are able to pay in small installments with mobile money,'' Nobala said.

With operations in 22 counties across the country, Nobala said the company has successfully connected over 12,000 households in Kenya.

“Today we are also celebrating the success of impacting the lives of more than more 60,000 Kenyans with clean, affordable energy. This is no small feat considering that we operate in such a competitive space where customers have so many options to choose from.”

He also highlights the important role that partnerships with organizations like Gogla, SNV, Premal and many more have played in the company’s success to date.

“Our celebration is incomplete without acknowledging and appreciating the partners who have been with us on this journey to bring life-changing solar energy products to the Kenyan population,'' he said. 

Universal electrification is the seventh of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that the global community has committed to achieving by 2030.

Nabala added that Energy Access and MySol will play a key role in Africa's effort to increase electricity penetration to spur social-economic growth.