Last week the X-Solar Systems team had the pleasure of welcoming our Chairman of the Board, Mr Alex Unsgaard, and Member of the board, Mr Willum Sørensen, to our Nairobi Office. During their stay in Nairobi, they had the pleasure of engaging with the entire head office team and seeing the daily operations live.
Later in the week, they went with our CEO, Mr Thomas Hansen, to Masai Mara. They visited one of our field sales teams and joined them in action on the ground. They got to see the local markets in the area and talk with potential customers face to face.
Visiting a Customer´s Home
Finally, they managed to visit customers who already have the X-Solar systems installed. One of the visits was to a very happy customer in Ukamabani. He showed them around his house and explained the positive difference the X-solar system has made to his family’s life. He now has lights, a television and the ability to charge his phone, despite living in an off-grid area.
The customer also showed the board members a “Koroboi”, a small kerosene lamp, which he used for lighting before switching to solar. He was very happy that his family did not have to inhale the fumes from the kerosene lamp anymore. It had made a big difference to the indoor environment of their home.
Both Alex and Willum were impressed with the level of technological uptake in the Kenyan market, be it from Solar Systems to Smart Phones. The commitment from X-Solar to take advantage of the technological opportunities in the market was reinforced, and both were keen to see the next X-Solar Systems products get out there and improve customers’ lives.
Examples of products already in the market are customers using our Solar Pc to operate Cyber cafes in their small towns, and some who have started to operate barber shops using our hair trimmers powered by the solar system.
A huge thank you to Willum and Alex for visiting and we look forward to seeing them again.