Entries by Usher Paul

Eseye Collaborates with SolarNow and Amazon Web Services to Help Bring Solar Energy to Remote Regions in East Africa

Eseye’s AnyNet Secure SIM with AWS Device Defender protects SolarNow customers from disruptive, malicious, and costly service interruptions for remotely deployed solar equipment Eseye a leading global cellular internet connectivity provider for the Internet of Things (IoT) devices has been selected by Amazon Web Services (AWS) to be an AWS IoT Device Defender launch company, […]

SolarNow raises $9m from Novastar and Shell

Leading off-grid solar company SolarNow today announces its $9 million series-B equity round. This capital allows the Dutch company to scale its distribution in Uganda and Kenya and expand into new markets. Investors include Novastar and Shell. SolarNow sells and installs high quality customized solar energy solutions capable of supporting income- generating activities, as well […]

SolarNow Enabling IoT To Change Lives Across Africa

Introduction The Internet of Things (IoT) is impacting the lives of millions around the world – but none more so than those in Africa. It is for this reason SolarNow, a social business which is passionate about transforming lives by providing high quality solar energy, appliances and financing solutions in East Africa, has turned to […]

SunFunder leads $6m syndicated receivables financing facility for SolarNow

A key pathway for scale in our sector is through syndication – multiple lenders investing together. Today we are delighted to announce the arrangement of a syndication lead by SunFunder with the participation of  responsAbility Investments AG and Oikocredit! As Ryan Levinson, SunFunder CEO, puts it: “Our customers need more scalable, less time-consuming financing options so they […]

Global LEAP Finalist

SolarNow has been selected as a finalist of the 20-17 Global LEAP Awards Television and Fan Competitions in the large television category for Outstanding Off-Grid Televisions. The jury has highlighted the balance between brightness and energy efficiency of our 23.6″ TV which provides our customers with an “on grid” viewing experience. This recognition reinforces our […]

Kisumu Branch Grand Opening

After over a year of working, fighting and preparing we finally opened Kisumu branch on 20th June!! The event was symbolic of our struggle to get this venture off the ground and open to the public. The Grand opening of our Kisumu branch was a huge day for us, as everything we had worked so […]

Companies to inspire Africa

Congratulations to SolarNow, we have done it again! SolarNow was mentioned by the London Stock Exchange Group as one of the Companies to inspire Africa. We have touched 70,000 lives in Uganda and still continue to transform lives and make a difference, that is inspiration. We are proud that we have received so much fantastic support […]


SolarNow sponsored a Triathlon in Nabugabo-Masaka district, on Sunday 5th March and a team of SolarNow staff went to participate in the event. A triathlon is a multiple-stage competition involving the completion of three continuous disciplines this involves swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances.The team came second in the category of medium […]

IOREC Conference

The 3rd edition of the International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IOREC) took place in Nairobi, Kenya on 30th September and 1st October 2016. IOREC is the global platform for sharing experience and best practices about design and implementation of enabling policies, tailored financing schemes, innovative business models and technology applications for stand-alone and […]