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.
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.
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.
Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Off-grid households, farms, schools, health centres or small business.
SolarNow’s products are designed in Holland and developed and manufactured in China so as to have an affordable product without compromising on quality.
Users can obtain it directly from the manufacturer by requesting the product, both in Uganda and Kenya.
There is no information about this specific product, however, according to SolarNow, they have over 25,000 clients in Uganda and Kenya with 1,500,000 Wp installed.
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)?
Design specifications include the polycrystalline silicon solar panel with 250 Wp/each (1 kWp in total), 4 batteries of 200 Ah each, a 50 A PWM 24V Controller and a 1.6 kW and 24 V inverter.
Technical support is provided by the manufacturer.
All SolarNow’s products have 5-years warranty, including the power station, the wiring, switches, charge controller and all installation materials, and except of electrical appliances (e.g inverter, radio, USB hub, lights, TV, etc.) that have a 1-year warranty. Solar panels have a 20-year lifecycle.
SolarNow works for promoting solar energy solutions in East Africa, mainly in Ugandan and Kenyan regions lacking electricity. The organization aims to reach this market through flexible credit options. Further details about SolarNow mission are described here.
SolarNow’s technologies are Dutch designed and developed and manufactured in China, meeting international quality standards.
Electrical installation and control guidelines provided by SolarNow must be followed to avoid electrical shocks.
SolarNow provides a wide variety of solar solutions specifically for households, small business, farming and corporate solutions that can be upgraded to meet the energy needs in any case.
There is no academic research on this specific product, however, Chaurey, A. and Kandapal, T.C. give a review on solar home systems for rural electrification:
Chaurey, A., Kandapal, T.C., A techno-economic comparison of rural electrification based on solar home systems and PV microgrids. Energy Policy. Volume 38, Issue 6, Pages 3118-3129. June 2010.
All SolarNow products meet international quality standards.
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