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A solar thermal collector capable of converting sunlight into hot water for buildings

June 2020
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SolarisKit by SolarisKit Ltd implemented by Zima Homes in Nairobi (Kenya) in 2024

The SolarisKit solar hot water system installed at Zima Homes in Wangige Nairobi will save approximately 1MWh of electricity per month, reducing the energy costs for occupants living in this affordable housing project money while also lowering their carbon footprint. Zima Homes will continue to install 68 SolarisKits on the rest of Zima Homes blocks.


A solar thermal collector capable of converting sunlight into hot water for buildings

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labelled Solution
Label Date June 3, 2020
From United Kingdom
Maturity stage TRL 7 - Prototype testing in the real world

SolarisKit is ideally suited to provide hot water for households (showering/bathing, cleaning, laundering clothes etc), business (hotels, ecolodges, pool heating etc), and industry (textiles, aquaculture, paper, etc.). It is a device which can be quickly assembled using simple instruction and used to convert sunlight directly into hot water. It has been designed to provide a new and affordable way to harness solar energy to heat water at up to 50 degrees Celsius, lowering users energy costs and carbon footprint. This technology allows regions all over the world to provide heat while reducing demand on gas and electricity from the grid. For a typical household, our solar heating solution can lower annual carbon emissions by approximately 7000kg over its 10 year lifetime while reducing electricity costs to meet hot water needs by 50-80%.

The Environmental Benefits

  • A 50% reduction in GHG emissions over the mainstream alternative (an electric hot water tank)
  • Reduces carbon emissions by up to 742kg annually for a single household

The Financial Benefits

  • The payback time is reached in 3.5 years

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SolarisKit Ltd

SolarisKit is focused on providing affordable, clean heat via solar energy. We have developed the worlds first flat-packable solar thermal collector. Once assembled, the collector will convert sunlight into heat in the form of hot water.

Headquarters Barlow Park, Broughty Ferry, Dundee DD5 3UB, UK
Type Company
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The Enterprise Europe Network

The Enterprise Europe Network helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions.

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