The goal of Sikubora is to provide clean, renewable power to an energy poor population inTanzania. At Sikubora we understand that the biggest obstacle to solar power is the upfront cost. Through our financing model we allow our customers to pay over time, not just for a service but for an investment in their home that will last for decades to come.

011216 Solar Home System UpgradeDuring that time Sikubora is committed to offering our customers the benefits of what has been called the “energy escalator.” The idea behind this term is that many customers in the middle class are looking to upgrade the capacity of their solar home systems over time to adapt to their changing lifestyles. This energy escalator model maximizes the cost savings our customers benefit from over the course of their solar financing period, thus allowing them to upgrade their systems as their needs and families grow rather than waiting and saving money over several years.

We are happy to announce that we have completed our first customer upgrade for Mr. Emmanuel Albert, a Sikubora customer for 15 months. Mr. Albert has been very pleased with his current 140 Wp SHS and was interested in purchasing a larger TV. Sikubora solar technicians customized an upgrade for the customer including the install of an additional panel and battery as well as an upgrade for his control box.

Sikubora consistently offers our customers options for system upgrades and new solar appliances that reflect their lifestyle needs as they ascend the “energy escalator.”