Updated on September 9, 2019


Created on August 29, 2019

SolarNow Welcome Pack

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A solar home system with a 50 W solar panel, a phone charger, a 45 Ah battery, and an LED light.

Developed By Unknown

Product Description

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.


Market Suggested Retail Price


Distributors / Implementing Organizations

SolarNow, which is based in Uganda and has 63 branches across Uganda and Kenya (as of June 2019)

Manufacturing/Building Method

This product is mass produced in China.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

The product is distributed through SolarNow branches. There are 48 branches in Uganda and 15 branches in Kenya.

Distributions to Date Status

As of 2017, SolarNow has reached 25,000 clients.

Description of power outputs


Description of light points

3 LEDs

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


Peak power rating (Wp)

50 Wp

Battery capacity (kWh; mAh)

45000 mAh

Nominal battery voltage (V)


Battery type

Rechargeable battery

User replaceable battery (yes/no)


Remote system diagnostics (yes/no)


Payment structure


Mobile service required (yes/no)


Design Specifications


Technical Support

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.



Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

To produce products that generate income and reduce energy costs.

Vetted Performance Status



Users should follow proper electrical and installation guidelines.

Complementary Technical Systems


Academic Research and References

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.

Compliance with regulations


Other Information


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