Musana Cart

Musana Carts

Musana Cart is a mobile cooking cart powered using a solar system used in Uganda to provide clean energy to vendors on the move.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Musana Cart is a solar-powered, modular street vending cart. The solar panel powers the lights, radio, stove fan and electrical sockets which can be used to power items including refrigerators. Carts are also fitted with eco-stoves for cooking. The cart was designed by the Musana Cart team in conjunction with Design Without Borders, Green Bio Energy and TASS Solar Suppliers.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)


Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Musana Carts, partnered with local micro-finance institutions.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

The carts are franchised, with vendors paying an initial deposit of ~$135 USD (500,000 UGX) Converted Sept. 2020 for the cart with fridge, battery, solar panels & eco-smart gas stove. Interview with manufacturer 2020

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Halisi Trolley in Kenya, traditional vending trolleys.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth

Goal 13: Climate action

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

The target users are self-employed street food and drink vendors.

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