Entries by Usher Paul

SolarNow CASE STUDY by Eseye

SolarNow had the opportunity of attending the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cape Town summit in July that was held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. We presented insights with global IoT (Internet of Things) cellular connectivity specialist Eseye on the latest ways in which IoT devices can be deployed onto AWS. As a social […]

SolarNow WINS PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD.

“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.”- Vince Lombardi It gives us great pleasure to announce that SolarNow has won the people’s choice award for the  category of ”CONSUMER CHOICE SOLAR POWER SERVICE PROVIDER FOR THE WHOLE COUNTRY OF UGANDA” the 2nd year running. This is truly a testament to hard work and outstanding service we have […]

SolarNow recognized as a “Best For The World” top B Corp Honoree!

SolarNow recognized as a “Best For The World” top B Corp for their exemplary societal and environmental impact September 4, 2019 SolarNow, a Certified B Corporation, has been named a Best For The World honoree in recognition of their company’s positive impact on the environment, their workforce, their local communities, their suppliers, their customers, and […]

SOLARNOW CEO RESIGNS TO PURSUE NEW ROLE IN THE COMPANY

PRESS STATEMENT August 20, 2019 SOLARNOW CEO RESIGNS TO PURSUE NEW ROLE IN THE COMPANY   Today Willem Nolens, CEO and founder of SolarNow, announces his resignation as CEO, as Lars Johannisson (COO) and Daniel Wellington (CFO) will jointly lead the company going forward. After 8 years in the role, Willem Nolens will continue as […]

Story from our client – Mr Kahigi James.

Mr Kahigi James, a retired Magistrate residing in Jinja town, who has been a SolarNow client since November 2018. Mr Kahigi has invested in a solar powered water pump that he uses for his dairy farm in Buikwe-Kitigoma Village. He keeps a herd of 25 Freisian cows for his dairy business. How did you get […]

SolarNow HAS A NEW CHAIRMAN

We are happy to announce the appointment of a new chair to our board. SolarNow’s Supervisory Board met with our Managing Board in Nairobi. During the meeting, our Supervisory Board elected Pieter Walhof as its new Chairman, replacing Emma Schofield. Emma has been our Chairman since 2014 and she will continue as a member of our Supervisory […]

SolarNow wins 145,000$ USAID grant

We are happy to announce that SolarNow has won a 145,000$ USAID grant. This is under the USAID’s DE-RISKING PAY-AS-YOU-GO SOLAR HOME SYSTEMS IN UGANDA REFUGEE SETTLEMENTS program which aims at accelerating off-grid investment and energy access by incentivizing private sector solar companies to enter Kiryadongo and Rwamwanja refugee settlements and host communities.

Introduction of Solar Rooftop Systems

A new solar solution for the ON-GRID SME market is now available at fantastic ROIs. The specialist company SolarNow explains more. Founded in 2011, Kampala-based SolarNow is a solar provider that designs, installs and services a wide array of solar solutions and provides a credit scheme specifically designed for SMEs and the domestic market. SolarNow […]

SolarNow Achieves B Corporation Certification

Congratulations to SolarNow, we have done it! We received Certification as a B Corporation. The Certification was delivered by Ms. Olivia Muiru – Executive Director B-Lab East Africa the certifying body for B Corporations in East Africa. B Lab is a non-profit organization that focuses on building a global community of businesses that meet the […]

‘We are excited to announce our latest funding from SunFunder together with responsAbility and Oikocredit.

SOLARNOW AND SUNFUNDER ANNOUNCE $9M DEBT FINANCING WITH OIKOCREDIT AND RESPONSABILITY   Kampala-based off-grid solar company SolarNow closes largest-yet receivables financing facility with SunFunder, Oikocredit and responsAbility The $9m facility is SolarNow’s third structured asset finance instrument, known as SAFI, arranged by SunFunder. It will enable the company to deploy 17,500 new off-grid solar systems […]