SolarNow Welcome Pack
A solar home system with a 50 W solar panel, a phone charger, a 45 Ah battery, and an LED light.
The SolarNow Welcome Pack is a solar home system with a 50 W solar panel, a phone charger, a 45 Ah battery, three 3 W LED bulbs and a radio torch. The system can be upgraded to have a 250 W solar panel and a 200 Ah battery.
SolarNow, which is based in Uganda and has 63 branches across Uganda and Kenya (as of June 2019)
~371 USD (1,400,000 UGX)Converted on June 1, 2019
Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
Households and small businesses with no grid connection
This product is mass produced in China.
The product is distributed through SolarNow branches. There are 48 branches in Uganda and 15 branches in Kenya.
As of 2017, SolarNow has reached 25,000 clients.
Number and type of power outputs
Number and type of light points
Manufacturer-specified lumen-hours per solar day
Peak power rating of the solar panel in standardized sunlight conditions, provided by the manufacturer
Manufacturer-specified battery capacity
Manufacturer-specified battery voltage
Type of battery used
Can the user easily replace the battery if needed?
Can this system be monitored remotely?
Type of user payment structure
Does this system require mobile connectivity (either for payments or to function)?
Available in the SolarNow branches in Kenya and Uganda
A 5-year service period is available for this product, with free repairs during this time.
To produce products that generate income and reduce energy costs.
Users should follow proper electrical and installation guidelines.
There is no academic research on this specific product, however, Chaurey, A. and Kandapal, T.C. provide a review on solar home systems for rural electrification:
Chaurey, A. and Kandapal, T.C., 2010, A techno-economic comparison of rural electrification based on solar home systems and PV microgrids, Energy Policy, 38(6) pp. 3118-3129.
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