Entries by Liv

SolarNow attracts funding

SolarNow attracts $2 million loan facility to accelerate distribution of solar home systems in Uganda SolarNow today announced a new $2 million loan facility from SunFunder. SolarNow is a solar distributor in Uganda that makes solar affordable through a 24-month payment plan. Through this business model, they can ensure that high quality solar be available […]

DSTV and GOTV available!

You can now buy DSTV and GOTV through SolarNow’s partnership with Multichoice! //Call 0800700700 / 0788916000 The announcement which was made at MultiChoice Head Office in Kololo will enable SolarNow agents to distribute MultiChoice hardware for both DStv and GOtvat their points of sale and also allow Ugandan television viewers the convenience and flexibility of […]

NEW! SOLAR WATER PUMPS!

SolarNow is now piloting solar powered surface-water pumps for irrigation purposes. This will allow crop yields to increase massively for farmers!

HERE ARE SOME BENEFITS OF SOLAR ENERGY

Solar energy is not only sustainable, it is renewable and this means that we will never run out of it. It is about as natural a source of power as it is possible to generate electricity. The creation of solar energy requires little maintenance. Once the solar panels have been installed and are working at […]

SOLARNOW RECEIVES AN AWARD

The Rural Energy Foundation from the Netherlands offered SolarNow a reward for the perfect partnership and the good work done. The award was handed over by Karel Prinsen and Wil Vleeshouwer to Willem Nolens (MD SolarNow)..

EAST AFRICA’S LIGHT BULB MOMENT

Forbes/Business Willem Nolens’ moment of revelation came when he retreated to a monastery in the Netherlands to study for an exam. “I suddenly realized I had a privileged life and felt the need to do something useful,” he recently told me over breakfast in Nairobi. Today he lives in Uganda and runs SolarNow, a company […]

STOP THIEVES

A new theft proof framing available! Scare thieves. Our solar modules are now hard to steal from outside. Our module feet are designed in such a way that thieves will have a hard time stealing your asset. Update: up till September 2015, no modules have been stolen! 3 reported TRY cases are known, but the […]

SOLARNOW NAMED AS BREAK THROUGH COMPANY IN UN REPORT!

The report, ‘Breaking Through: Inclusive Business and the Business Call to Action Today – Mapping Challenges, Progress and the Way Ahead’ reviews BCtA’s membership of 94 inclusive business initiatives, and shows strong evidence of progress made by our members in providing benefits to people at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) while delivering commercial success. […]

Solarnow closes equity funding with Novastar Ventures & Acumen

Providing a range of modular 50-500 Watt solar home systems and DC appliances through a franchise model to mainly rural customers in Uganda, this investment will enable SolarNow to expand its branch network, further upgrade its Management Information System (MIS), and invest in R&D. Willem Nolens, CEO of SolarNow, says that with this investment, SolarNow […]