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.
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
Sod Turning Ceremony
Sod Turning Ceremony The Ministry of Energy and Meteorology, UNDP, and OnePower held a sod turning ceremony on 28 September 2022 to kick off 10 minigrids in rural Lesotho. The […]
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 […]
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 […]