SolarNow News


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…

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…

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…

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…

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…
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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…


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…

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…

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…

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…


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


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.…