Why Solar

Solar energy has never been more affordable

With the price of solar panels decreasing, it is now economical for developing countries like Tanzania to install solar power.

Solar is sustainable

Around 90% of Tanzania’s energy needs are being met today by biomass, particularly wood fuel.  Petroleum products such as kerosene are also a common use for lighting.  Using solar as energy for lighting provides a sustainable solution at or below the cost of kerosene that has none of the toxic effects on environment and health.

Why Tanzania

70% of Tanzanians do not have access to electricity

Tanzania is one of the least electrified countries in the world. The national electric grid, Tanzania Energy Supply Company (TANESCO), provides inconsistent power to just 30% of the country via hydroelectric dam.

Tanzania electrified progress: 30%

Tanzania receives over 2000 kWh/m2 of sunlight per year

Tanzania is located just south of the equator and receives enough sunlight year round to make solar a reliable and viable source of energy, with some regions receiving 2400 kWh/m2 annually. As a comparison within the US, Minnesota receives an average of 1300 kWh/m2 and California receives an average of 1800 kWh/ m2, peaking at just under 2200 kWh/m2 in the highest zones.

Why Sikubora

Sikubora offers high quality elements, affordable prices and optimum customer service  

Sikubora offers systems that outdo competitor pricing and quality. Customers attest that a Sikubora solar system shines noticeably brighter in the nighttime than alternate options. Heavy emphasis on customer service from local employees makes for satisfied and loyal customers.