Khotso!  Welcome to OnePower Lesotho

1PWR is a fast-growing startup based in Lesotho whose mission is to provide affordable and reliable electricity services to off-grid villages, giving families, schools, health clinics, and local businesses the resources needed to grow and thrive. We are passionate about high quality engineering and service provision and working with and in the communities we serve.

Our Mini-Grids

Grid Quality Electricity

For customers this service feels just like central grid service – 220VAC connection, no “off hours”, no limitations on what appliances they can use.

Solar PV & Battery Technology

Powered primarily from solar energy, these mini-grids minimize the carbon footprint of energy access by optimizing engineering design of battery storage and a backup generator to ensure power flows even when the sun is down.

Fully Automated Operation

Automated plant operation and metering allows us to provide electricity at lower cost and anticipate maintenance needs to keep the lights on.

Mobile PAYG Payments

Customers buy what they need when they need it, all through a cell-phone interface available 24/7 – no need to visit a storefront to top up.

Meet Our Team

Matt Orosz
Matt Orosz
Founder and CEO
Dr. Orosz is a chief executive and renewable energy systems engineer with 15 years of leadership experience in engineering design, technology...
Amy Mueller
Amy Mueller
Founder and Director
Dr. Mueller is on the Board of Directors of OnePower and has been contributing to energy projects in Lesotho since 2006 in roles as diverse as...

Latest News

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST(CONSULTING SERVICES)

KINGDOM OF LESOTHO “Auditing Services related SEFA-AfDB-financed activities for the NEO1 20 MWac Solar PV power plant” Energy SectorGrant No.: ML-0024Project ID No.: G-LS-FZ0-PRE-001 NEO 1 SPV (PTY) LTD has received grant financing from the African Development Bank (AfDB) toward the cost of developing a 20 MWac PV power plant for supply to the Ramarothole […]

EDFI ElectriFI and REPP invest in renewable energy startup OnePower to bring energy access to 20,000 people in rural Lesotho.

The EU-funded Electrification Financing Initiative (EDFI ElectriFI) and the UK-funded Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) have each invested LSL 75m (~ EUR 4.4m) in equity and senior debt in a project-financed vehicle led by OnePower (1PWR), an innovative social enterprise with deep roots in Lesotho. [Maseru, 10 January 2022] EDFI ElectriFI, REPP, and 1PWR have […]

OnePower receives grant funding from UNDP and UNCDF for 10 mini-grid projects in Lesotho

OnePower is glad to announce that it was selected preferred bidder for receiving capital grants to develop 10 mini-grids in Lesotho’s rural areas. The mini-grid sites are Matsoaing, Thlanyaku, Sehlabathebe, Lebakeng, Tosing, Sebapala, Sehonghong, Mashai, Ribaneng, and Ketane. The Government of Lesotho through the Ministry of Energy and Meteorology (MEM) in partnership with the United […]

Our Partners

We are proud partners of the following organizations:
EEP Africa
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GET.invest
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https://www.get-invest.eu/
Scatec Solar
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https://www.scatecsolar.com/
Norfund
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https://www.norfund.no/
REPP
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https://repp.energy/
Power Africa
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https://www.usaid.gov/powerafrica
EU ElectriFI
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https://www.electrifi.eu/
SE4ALL
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https://www.seforall.org/
ATS
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https://www.gov.ls/ministry-of-communications-science-and-technology/
African Development Bank
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https://www.afdb.org/en/