Become a partner of Rural Spark
and provide your customers with access to clean, safe and sustainable energy
by offering them a reliable, future proof solution.
You have reach into the rural areas with a demand for energy access and the capacity to purchase and receive larger volumes of our solution.
Reach out to us for the opportunities of becoming a premium Rural Spark distribution partner.
You are an entrepreneur, small business owner, or retailer looking to add a high quality, reliable energy solution that - thanks to its modular nature - develops along with the development of the village and thus continuously generates after sales, to your portfolio. Reach out to us to establish this together
Impact funds, project managers, government or community-based organisation interested in realising a program with us for access to clean, safe and sustainable energy in a reliable and future proof way generating Impact.
Reach out to Rural Spark to discuss the opportunities for a sustainable program.
Rural Spark Premium Partner
Add some innovation to your organisation
Being a Rural Spark Premium Partner you offer our customers (a subscription to) a high quality solar energy solution that allows your customers to enjoy lighting, use a fan, watch TV and charge mobile phones. Products by Rural Spark do not just provide access to clean, safe and sustainable energy, they turn our customers into Local Energy Suppliers who sell the energy to their fellow villagers. Becoming resilient entrepreneurs taking ownership of the system, they generate additional income which increases their livelihood and purchasing power.
Enabling for the exchange of energy surpluses between Local Energy Suppliers, Rural Spark offers a solution that provides reliable access to energy as compared to most existing temporary, often stand alone, solutions.
Providing a villager with the Rural Spark energy kit allows him/her to generate, use, trade and sell energy while creating serious environmental, social and economic impact.
Working with Rural Spark goes beyond providing access to clean, safe and sustainable energy as Rural Spark is constantly improving the products and network to make more efficient use of the energy generated by increasing the smartness of the network. It’s the only Energy Kit with that’s actually growing a network. Tap into the possibilities of smartly distributed energy networks of tomorrow, starting today.
Rural Spark's Solutions
Innovation designed from within the rural areas
Rural Spark Energy kits
The Rural Spark energy kit is a high quality energy solution. It's modular design allows for tailor made configurations and for capacity increasing at any time. At the heart of the kit is the Rural Spark Energy Router with 5V and 12V ports, allowing to connect a wide range of applications.
The kit features a prepaid system so users can (re-)activate the kit upon payment. All monitored in the Rural Spark Service Platform. The standard kit comes with a 2 year replacement warranty program and support
rural spark service platform
Rural Spark offers a Service and Retail platform working together with the Rural Spark Energy Router and the existing infrastructure of rural distributors.
This platform facilitates marketing campaigns, pre-paid payments, changes in subscriptions and other customer facing interactions through SMS and Phone and gives real-time insights to management. Also, Rural Spark offers a direct support line for field agents and Local Energy Suppliers.
village level Business model
Rural Spark offers products to rural villagers in a hire-and-purchase model. For 18 or 24 months Local Energy Suppliers pay their monthly instalment (typically around ₹950*) before fully owning the kit. In the same time they earn money by providing energy to their fellow villagers (typically around ₹1.500*).
* depending on kit configuration
The bigger picture
Providing rural villagers with the Rural Spark primarily provides them with a reliable access to clean, safe and sustainable energy. However, Rural Spark provides a bigger picture by connecting Local Energy Suppliers, creating a network of entrepreneurs generating energy. Initially these links will be established through the exchange of Rural Spark cubes, over time evolving into wired connected Local Energy Suppliers. Together we will develop the smartly distributed energy solution of tomorrow.
REVOLVING FINANCING, IMPACT AND PROFIt
A win, win, win
Local Energy Suppliers pay a monthly instalment to become owner of the Rural Spark energy Kit while still making profit with their micro-venture. Consequently the investment-amount of the energy kit (together with the costs of the financial product offered) will return in 18 to 24 months. Investing in Rural Spark Energy Kits thus is a revolving investment as new kits can be purchased from the returning instalments.
For distribution companies this means revolving profits, for funds running electrification programs this means your investment is continuously used for empowering rural villagers to electrify their villages. This initial financing will really be catalysing continuous development, providing reliable, sustainable energy (in stead of a temporary stand-alone solution).