Orb Energy provides a range of solar energy solutions, including solar electricity and solar water heating systems, adapted to the needs of residential,
commercial and industrial customers. Orb Energy was founded in 2006 in India with the mission to make solar energy affordable, available, and hassle-free to customers looking for a better energy alternative.
Headquartered in Bangalore, India, Orb Energy manufactures its own solar panels and solar water heating systems in-house, enabling control of quality and cost. Orb Energy has historically developed its business on the model of residential solar systems providing reliable, clean energy at an affordable price to Indian households. In 2014, with the goal to replicate its model in Africa, Orb Energy started its operations in Kenya, a country with an electrification rate of 36% and 25% in rural areas. Over recent years, the company started to address the needs of commercial and industrial clients with larger solar systems offering higher power generation capacities. To help them ease the upfront cost of investment, Orb Energy offers
finance options to its business customers via an in-house finance facility which provides extended payment terms. This credit financing option is offered without asking customers for any collateral, other than the rooftop solar system itself.