The 1kWp Pack


Available in Uganda and Kenya and distributed by SolarNow, this solar home system consists of 4 solar panels, 4 batteries, a controller and an inverter.


Product description Brand name and product description

Distributed by the Uganda-based company SolarNow, the 1 kWp Pack provides home lightning through an energy system composed of 4 solar panels (250 Wp/each), 4 batteries (200 Ah/each), a controller (50 A PWM, 24 V) and an inverter (1,6 kW, 24 V). The system can be upgraded depending on the users need by adding a solar panel, a battery and other solar products (radio torch, lightpack, TV, and more) and comes with a 5-years free service from the day of purchase.

SolarNow operation center is based in Kampala, Uganda, however, the 1kWp Pack along with SolarNow products can be purchased in Uganda and Kenya. This video illustrates the SolarNow mission in Uganda.


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

Uganda is the core market with 45 branches throughout the country, and also Kenya with 9 branches.


Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"
Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

SolarNow does not accept cash and has 3 paying methods. Products can be paid monthly for up to 24 months with a 15% deposit, and further financing options are also available for clients.


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

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

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

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

Off-grid households, farms, schools, health centres or small business.


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