The Pay-as-you-go system (PAYGO) is a rechargeable credit system. It allows the final customer to use the product for a specific amount of time while paying only a fraction of the purchasing price. The product is normally sold for around only 20 % of its value, and is then fully paid through regular “recharges”.
Each time the product gets recharged, the final customer receives a code he has to type on the product keyboard. This unlocks the system for a specific amount of time, for example a week or a month, during which it will be possible to use the solar kit for lighting and to charge phones and other small devices.
The local distributor can control the payment status of each system on an online portal and thus manage his cashflow. Finally, after around 2 years, the product is completely paid and is unlocked for good.