Mastercard tests pay as you go for solar energy in Africa

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 Solar energy is the key to getting power to many parts of Africa, but it is expensive to implement and often difficult for individuals to purchase. So global payments firm Mastercard has teamed up with solar energy company M-KOPA Solar, banks, and mobile network operators to enable payments and commerce for people who don’t have access to banks. The alliance will enable consumers to pay for solar energy as they use it.