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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

40

Current number of SolarNow branches across Uganda

15

Current number of SolarNow branches across Kenya

106

Average SolarNow Watt Power system size

2.5MW

New installed off-grid solar capacity

210,000

Tons of greenhouse gas emissions avoided

WHAT WE DO

SolarNow sells high quality European standards solar energy solutions in Uganda and Kenya. We offer our solutions to residential, commercial & industrial customers with warranty, installation and 2 years service to our clients.

Clients can opt to pay the products in monthly installments. Our focus is particularly on solutions that are used to generate income or reduce energy costs. Indeed, solar energy is a clean, affordable and reliable alternative for traditional energy access.

Our Vision

Transforming lives by providing sustainable energy solutions.

Our Mission

To lead the sustainable energy market by offering quality services at affordable prices through client focused, committed professionals.

SolarNow Management Team

Boldewijn Sloet

Chief Executive Officer

Boldewijn Sloet has lived and worked in East Africa for the past 12 years as an Entrepreneur and investor. BO has a specialty in managing and investing in true trailblazers – companies who change lives and how things are done. Having lived both in Uganda and Kenya, BO has a deep understanding of the local market dynamics in the off-grid energy sector. He is also an Alumni of the University of Amsterdam with a Masters degree in Law.

In his spare time, BO loves to travel, experience different cultures and hosting home barbeques with family and friends.

 

Richard Meek

Chief Financial Officer

Richard is an outdoor adventure enthusiast, commercially minded Chief Financial Officer. He has international experience within British, Continental European, Middle Eastern, African and American businesses. With a proven leadership skill in successfully building and motivating multi-cultural teams, optimizing company performance, Richard holds extensive experience in entrepreneurial environments, growing businesses, and large multi-national groups. Stock Exchange Listings/IPOs, and managing successful M&A transactions.

Favorite quote: “We shall not cease from exploration, and at the end of our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” (T. S . Eliot) 

 

Rabin Das

Credit Director

Rabin has 21 years of field & management experience in Micro-finance, Banks, and the Agri-business sector in different countries: India, Tanzania, El Salvador, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria, Ghana, and Mozambique.
His specialty is more on business development, strategic planning, operations management, product development, mentoring team. With these skills under his belt, Rabin’s role at SolarNow is to create the right credit strategy by implementing the best-practiced credit management for the business and growth.

Favorite quote: “Attitude is Everything!”

 

Douglas Isaac Dullo

Sales Director

With good team management and interpersonal relations skills, Dougie holds a degree in Economics and Psychology. 10 year Work Experience as a Sales Representative, Regional Manager, Territory Manager, Marketing Manager, Sales Manager, Country, and Sales director across 7 different companies in East Africa.

His specialty is in Sales & Marketing, general management, strategy & business planning, people, and customer relationships.

Favorite quote: “Be connected to everything but attached to nothing”

 

Ronald Schuurhuizen

Business Development Director

As a Co-founder of SolarNow, Ronald’s focus has been on business development. He brings 14 years of entrepreneurship experience in the field of implementation of renewable energy technologies in emerging economies. This includes real in-the-mud-or-on-the-roof projects with biogas, pico-hydro and solar energy, often combined with financing schemes like asset financing, carbon credits and, due to starting up several new companies, company financials and their investments.

Favorite quote: “Act as if what you do makes a difference, It does”

 

Wouter Hendriks

Operations Director

With an academic background in Aviation and Human Resource Management, Wouter brings specialized experience in sourcing, warehouse operations, and international freight.
He has coordinated supply chain projects and teams in East Africa, Netherlands, USA, and Haiti.

Wouter is passionate about customer satisfaction and as the Operations Director, his focus is to continuously enhance processes and service delivery in order to provide maximum value to our clients.

Favorite quote: “The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion” (Paulo Coelho)

 

SolarNow Supervisory Board

The company is supervised by a Supervisory Board, consisting of Pieter Walhof (Chair), Andrew Carruthers and Martin Lustenberger.

Martin Lustenberger

Board Chair

Pieter Walhof

Board Member

Andrew Carruthers

Board Member

Our Partners

 

Latest News

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Across our countries of operations, there are proliferating restrictions on travel as we combat the COVID-19 pandemic. We advise our clients to stop all unessential travels. For regular updates please visit this page or our social media channels…

CEO LETTER TO ALL CLIENTS

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SolarNow CEO COMMUNICATION-COVID-19

Dear clients, We hope you and your loved ones are all safe and healthy. We value each and everyone of you and will will continue to update and monitor the situation around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Your safety and those of our…
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