The Rural Spark Energy Kit

The first sytem-focused solar solution for rural areas


Rural Spark Energy kits

The Rural Spark energy kit is a high quality energy solution. Customers become local energy suppliers who sell the energy to their fellow villagers, becoming resilient entrepreneurs. The Spark Station can power any USB powered or 12V powered application; includes a prepaid system & modular battery storage; and is supported by the Rural Spark Service Platform.

Premium Resellers

Become a premium reseller by distributing Rural Spark Energy Kits into rural areas that lack decent access to energy. Rural Spark works closely together with it's premium resellers and provides ICT solutions by access to the Rural Spark Service Platform. All to provide the best proposition to your customers. Contact us for sales enquiries and we'll reach out to you.


Storage

Energy is stored in Rural Spark Share Cubes. These modular battery packs store surpluses of energy that can be used to power applications later when no energy is generated (e.g. on a cloudy day in case of solar) or the demand is higher (e.g. people want to watch an important cricket- match on TV). 

PrePaid solution

The Spark Station is activated by entering an automatically generated code after payment. The Spark Station indicates when the Local Energy Supplier runs out of balance, warning in advance, triggering action. After topping up (paying the instalment) another activation code is generated to re-activate the Spark Station for the period payed for. 

sytem-focused Trading 

Modularity allows for flexible storage capacity to fit the energy demand. Even more important, they can be traded, allowing to trade energy between Local Energy Suppliers increasing efficiency and reliability. Linking different energy sources will be the first step towards rural smart grids.


Design

Robust, shock-proof design; Dust and water resistent; Clear and simple interface indicating available energy, system status, and pre-paid balance;
Designed from within the context, to fit the rural context.


A Range of Applications

Rural Spark provides energy access in a scalable form into the houses. Rather than 'a solar lamp' or 'home lighting kit', Rural Spark managed to provide a more general 'access to electricity' tool.

The Spark Station can power any USB powered or 12V powered application. A Rural Spark Energy Kit comes with a USB to mobile phone converter which fits all common phones.


SolaR Powered

Rural Spark's Energy Kit comes with a solar panel, which can be connected to one of the three 12V ~ 24V DC inputs. The Spark Station had Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) built in to make the most use of the solar energy.


Rural Spark Service Platform

Rural Spark offers a service and retail platform working together with the Rural Spark Spark Station and your existing infrastructure. 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.