Victoria Arch
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Angaza is hiring an East Africa Operations Director!

Please note this position is based in Nairobi, KenyaABOUT US           Angaza tackles global energy poverty by enabling off-grid customers to purchase clean energy in affordable amounts over time.  Our business-to-business Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) technology serves manufacturers and distributors selling solar products in some of the most demanding and dynamic markets in the world.  Angaza is a for-profit social enterprise based in San Francisco, California and Nairobi, Kenya; our small and growing…See More
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Victoria Arch commented on Peter Alstone's blog post A fresh look at achieving universal access to electricity
"This is a terrific contribution! Thanks Peter (and Dimitry!)!"
Apr 2, 2015
Mitra Ardron commented on Victoria Arch's blog post An Entry-Level Pay-As-You-Go Lamp is the First Rung of the Energy Ladder
"I'd add my voice that debating lantern vs SHS vs larger systems is counter productive. While we (Lumeter) work on SHS and minigrids I congratulate GLP/Angaza getting a PAYG lantern into the market. Personally I think the right first step is a…"
Feb 20, 2015
Yotam Ariel commented on Victoria Arch's blog post An Entry-Level Pay-As-You-Go Lamp is the First Rung of the Energy Ladder
"I see WakaWaka has a PAYG lantern as well: http://bennu-solar.com/wakawaka-payg/ And OOLUX, and Divi Power though not sure they are mass produced.  The PAYG space is fascinating :-)"
Feb 5, 2015
Yotam Ariel commented on Victoria Arch's blog post An Entry-Level Pay-As-You-Go Lamp is the First Rung of the Energy Ladder
"Ah, interesting! Thank you so much, Victoria."
Feb 1, 2015
Victoria Arch commented on Victoria Arch's blog post An Entry-Level Pay-As-You-Go Lamp is the First Rung of the Energy Ladder
"Hi Yotam, Thanks for asking! The Eco Easy Buy uses our "cable-based" data-transfer technology. We’ve optimized this technology for low-cost, entry level portable solar products by utilizing an embedded PAYG sub-circuit that costs…"
Jan 31, 2015
Yotam Ariel commented on Victoria Arch's blog post An Entry-Level Pay-As-You-Go Lamp is the First Rung of the Energy Ladder
"Hi Victoria, Thanks again for the post. Could you please explain which method is used to lock/unlock the solar lantern? It's not GSM - SIM card.. and not keypad.. right? Is it that sound recognition way which Angaza was making..? Thank you."
Jan 30, 2015
Arjan Visser commented on Victoria Arch's blog post An Entry-Level Pay-As-You-Go Lamp is the First Rung of the Energy Ladder
"Interesting to read this discussion. I would like to add three points here – things that probably need to be further explored as there is no or not much information about this available (let me know if I’m wrong).  #1 Educate people…"
Jan 30, 2015
Ognen Stojanovski commented on Victoria Arch's blog post An Entry-Level Pay-As-You-Go Lamp is the First Rung of the Energy Ladder
"Really interesting discussion and one we've previously touched on in this forum in response to an article that Dr. Schützeichel had written. I also previously posted my views about the confusing (albeit intuitively appealing)…"
Jan 28, 2015
Yotam Ariel commented on Victoria Arch's blog post An Entry-Level Pay-As-You-Go Lamp is the First Rung of the Energy Ladder
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Jan 23, 2015
Salvatore Chester commented on Victoria Arch's blog post An Entry-Level Pay-As-You-Go Lamp is the First Rung of the Energy Ladder
"Thanks Yotam. Correction noted. Essentially the argument is for us to deliver more products than talks (strategies after strategies), in my view.  The need and actual demand both for basic lanterns and SHS are there. I also find it frivolous to…"
Jan 23, 2015
Yotam Ariel commented on Victoria Arch's blog post An Entry-Level Pay-As-You-Go Lamp is the First Rung of the Energy Ladder
"Hi Salvatore, just a quick note -- d.light sold maybe about 9 million products.. which is still very nice :-) ('45 million' is 'lives empowered' -- calculated as a family of 5 people can enjoy the benefits of a solar lantern, as…"
Jan 22, 2015
Vincent Kapur commented on Victoria Arch's blog post An Entry-Level Pay-As-You-Go Lamp is the First Rung of the Energy Ladder
"Hello Victoria, This topic is at the very forefront of what the entire space must come to terms with in the next 2-3 years if we want to see any businesses achieve real scale. The concept of the energy ladder is familiar to all, but the consequences…"
Jan 22, 2015
Victoria Arch commented on Victoria Arch's blog post An Entry-Level Pay-As-You-Go Lamp is the First Rung of the Energy Ladder
"Hi Koen, I agree, there is a *lot* of discussion about the energy ladder in the space, but very little (no?) objective data to date to support the premise. Angaza's platform is hoping to change that, since customers can maintain an identity…"
Jan 22, 2015

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Director of Strategy for Angaza Design.
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An Entry-Level Pay-As-You-Go Lamp is the First Rung of the Energy Ladder

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 4:30pm 19 Comments

What is the role of the solar lantern in energy access? In July of last year, I attended an Engineering for Change Webinar called “Off Grid Technology Perspectives, The Case of the Solar Lantern” that explored this question. The webinar included thoughtful, context-setting presentations from Guarav Manchanda of One Degree Solar, Ned Tozun of d.light…

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