Ep 006: Off.Grid:Electric – Solar Systems for Rural Tanzania


The image above shows Josh interacting with future ‘customers’.

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This episode is part of a podcast series called “Entrepreneurs & Economic Development” talking to entrepreneurs using business and technology to solve problems at the Bottom of the Pyramid. Listen to the interview by clicking play above. 

Today’s Guest

Josh Pierce, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Off.Grid:Electric a pay-as-you-go energy company based out of Tanzania.

You will learn:

  • How growing up in Rural California shaped Josh’s views on Sustainability
  • Changes in Solar over the last 30 years
  • An Outline of Off.Grid’s Pay-as-you-Go system
  • Their 3 Biggest Challenges
  • Their experience with Mobile Money
  • Changing competition in the Off.Grid Energy Space
  • Information about Off.Grid’s in-house training academy
  • Off.Grid’s 5-Year Plan
  • Josh’s alter-ego Captain Undaunted!

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Contact Josh or Off.Grid:Electric:

Twitter: @OffGridE

Josh’s LinkedIn

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If you have any questions for Ryan, Josh or recommendations for future interviews please place them in the comments section. 

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