Slide REQUEST QUOTE ABOUT SOLARNOW SolarNow is a for profit business with Dutch origins, passionate about transforming lives by providing high quality energy solutions. 2011 The year SolarNow was founded New installed off-grid solar
3.15 MW 210,000 Tons of greenhouse gas emissions avoided
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What We Do

SolarNow was founded on the belief that everyone should have access to clean, affordable, and reliable energy. Thousands of families and businesses in Uganda and Kenya have benefited from solar energy solutions provided by SolarNow over the last 11 years.

Initially focusing on solutions for rural homes and small businesses, SolarNow has in the last 11 years evolved into an energy solution provider supporting productivity increases for businesses, farmers, and institutions such as schools, hospitals, corporations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Today, with the global energy transition in full swing, the case for productive solar is stronger than ever: solar solutions are cleaner and cheaper than fuel-based alternatives and can supplement or even replace grid electricity in an increasing number of cases. We believe productive use of energy (PUE) is the next frontier and are committed to leading the way by demonstrating how business income and farm yields can increase, electricity bills can go down and diesel generator costs are eliminated. Our clients will be the winners in all cases!

SolarNow is on a mission to lead the energy transition in East Africa, but we won’t do this alone. With our growing network of partners, we will continue to develop energy solutions that have the potential to transform the economy, the environment, and returns to our customers and the communities they serve.

Supervisory Board

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Martin Lustenberger

Board Chair

Pieter Walhof

Board Member
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Florence Mawejje

Board Member

Dominic Michel

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Jermaine Saaltink

Board Member

Management Team

Chief Executive Officer

Boldewijn Sloet

Boldewijn is a veteran of the African startup and business community. For the past 15 years, he has pioneered clean energy and other technology applications that impact people’s lives and businesses. Having witnessed the first wave of solar PV’s mass adoption in rural residential markets, he is convinced that SolarNow will lead the next wave of clean energy adoption. This wave will bring solar solutions that greatly increase productivity for farmers, businesses, and institutions in East Africa.

Favorite quote: “How you do anything, is how you do everything.”

Ernst Vriesendorp
Chief Financial Officer & COO

Ernst Vriesendorp

Ernst is an impact-driven and entrepreneurial-minded Chief Financial Officer. As a former M&A investment banker, MBA graduate at IE Business School, entrepreneur, and currently CFO  & COO, he has worked in different international and often impact-driven business environments. As an all-around business case, finance, internationally experienced, and impact-driven professional, he has gained extensive experience in improving businesses, finance, and strategic activities within rapidly changing multi-stakeholder and growing businesses. He has worked in East Africa and firsthand experienced the potential and necessity to combine business with impact. Transitioning to clean energy is one of our time’s most significant challenges and opportunities.

Favorite quote: “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” 

Head of Commercial & Operations

Douglas Isaac Dullo

Douglas is a dedicated expert in the East African commercial sector with over 12 years of experience in marketing, sales, operations, and leadership roles across multiple firms. He has both frontline and supervisory experience from a variety of industries, including fast-moving consumer goods, telecommunications, information technology, and, most notably, solar energy solutions. He has managed country operations in both Uganda and Kenya, with primary skills in business strategy, sales and operations, customer interactions, dispute resolution, people, and general management.

Favorite quote: “A prepared mind sees the opportunity to grow in every occurrence

Management Team

Our Partners