Updated on September 14, 2019


Created on November 29, 2018

Biolite Solar Home 620

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A Solar Home System with a 6.3W solar panel, 4 LED lights and a mobile charging capability.

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Product Description

Biolite SolarHome 620 is a pay – as – you – go (PAYGo) Solar Home System that has a 6.3 W solar panel, a 3400mAh rechargeable battery, a wall mounted control box and four LED lights – One motion sensor light, one backlit LED on the control box and two hanging lights. The wall mounted control box has a backlit LED screen, radio, monitors the sun intake, two USB ports for phone charging and has an MP3 player. It is perfect for vans, sheds and as as back-up when there is a power outage.


Market Suggested Retail Price


Distributors / Implementing Organizations

BioLite and they have partnerships with One Acre Fund, Juhudi Kilimo, Africell, Finca, Gogla and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Designed in the US and manufactured in China Interview with Manufacturer

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

BioLite has a permanent establishment in East Africa with 35 full-time staff. Distribution is also done by their partners. Customers can purchase the Biolite SolarHome 620 directly from the distributors in East Africa.

Distributions to Date Status

40,000 Units have been distributed Interview with Manufacturer

Description of power outputs

1 mobile phone charger

Description of light points

3 LEDs

Total lighting service (lumen-hours per solar-day)


Peak power rating (Wp)

6.3 Wp

Battery capacity (kWh; mAh)

3,400 mAh

Nominal battery voltage (V)

6.5 V

Battery type

Lithium Iron Phosphate

User replaceable battery (yes/no)


Remote system diagnostics (yes/no)


Payment structure


Mobile service required (yes/no)


Design Specifications


  1. 6W Solar Panel
  2. Wall Mounted control box.
  3. Hanging Light x 2
  4. Motion Sensor Light

Technical Support

The product has a one year warranty. Contact BioLite SolarHome 620 Technical Team for assistance.

Replacement Components


3 to 5 years

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters


Vetted Performance Status

Lighting Global vetted the following parameters: 1. Truth in Advertising 2. Lumen Maintenance 3. AC-DC Charger Safety 4. Battery Composition, Battery Protection, Battery Durability. 5. Physical Ingress Protection 6. Water Ingress Protection 7. Drop Test 8. Soldering and Electronics Workmanship 9. Mechanical Durability 10. Minimum Warranty Terms 11. Performance Reporting  


Follow proper electrical installation and control guidelines.

Complementary Technical Systems

BioLite also offers cook stoves, solar panels. batteries and solar lamps.

Academic Research and References


Compliance with regulations

Biolite Solar Home 620 has complied with the Lighting Global Quality Standards, and has been tested according to the Quality Test Method stipulated in the IEC 62257 - 9 -5 Standard.

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