Member - SolarNow

Boosting professional farming to reduce deforestation and enhance food security.

Type Company
Founder 2011
Company Size 900
Member Type
Founders Willem Nolens
Headquarters Ggaba Road, Kampala, Uganda
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Africa is confronted with massive population growth. To feed the fast-growing population, forest land is converted into agricultural land. This has a devastating impact on local and regional eco systems. SolarNow offers farmers solar powered productive appliances that increase the yield of their land, including solar water pumps, drip irrigation, cooling, drying, grinding, etc. SolarNow sells high-quality, reliable solar systems in Uganda and Kenya. Clients can take advantage of 24 month credit terms and 60 months free service and warranty. SolarNow operates 58 branches employing 900 FTE. By the end of 2017 the company had installed over 25,000 systems.
Headquarters Ggaba Road, Kampala, Uganda

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
Clean Water and
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Affordable and
Clean Energy
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Industry, Innovation
and Infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable Cities
and Communities
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SDG 12
Responsible Consumption
and production
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Offers from SolarNow

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Solar irrigation is one way to nearly double the output per m2 farming land. This does not only make the farmer and his clients less vulnerable to droughts, it also reduces the need to create more agricultural land. SolarNow has developed a range of solar pumping and irrigations solutions and is ambitious to reach 10,000 farmers in 2018 and 2019 in Uganda. It will be using its 50 branches (800 FTE) to develop this virgin market and make a lasting impact to the economy.

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Available inKenya, Uganda, Categories of applicationAffordable and clean energy, Responsible consumption and productionSector of applicationClean energy production, Agriculture and farming for food production Status Implemented