"The basic idea behind Azuri Technologies is to reach out to the low income earners in the rural communities that cannot afford to buy a solar system on a cash basis," Lydia Kobusinge, sales director for Azuri, told CNBC's Sustainable Energy.
Kobusinge added that "within the technology is viewed what we call a 'pay as you go' solar system, which helps the end users in rural communities to acquire this system by paying in instalments."
The company's entry level PayGo solar system provides users with eight hours of clean lighting daily.
Users pay a one-off installation fee for the system, and then use either a scratch card or their mobile phone to top up their unit, with credit bought on a weekly or monthly basis.
Cost will vary depending on the region and size of the solar system, but Azuri say that in Kenya, for example, users will pay a $10 deposit at installation, with weekly payments of between $2.50-$3.50 per week for a period of between 12 to 18 months; between $130-$180 will be paid before the system is unlocked.
Azuri say that the top up is priced to be lower than people's "current weekly spend on kerosene and phone charging."