Mobisol Solar Home System

ENGIE Mobisol GmbH

A family of large solar home systems, ranging in power from 40 W to 200 W and designed to power businesses or larger appliances such as refrigerators.

  • An image of Mobisol's Solar Home System
  • Photo showing a Mobisol SHS in use
Product description Brand name and product description

The Mobisol Solar Home System is a large integrated home and business level energy system with a solar panel, battery, power electronics, appliances and pay-as-you-go functionality. ENGIE Mobisol GmbH systems are available with power ratings of 40, 80, 100, 120 and 200 Watts (some power ratings and component combinations are only available in certain markets). ENGIE Mobisol GmbH systems have larger generation capacities than similar solar home system products in East Africa to support more demanding appliances such as refrigerators, televisions and de-huskers for example.

Within each of the available power ratings, various options are available to customize the system to the user’s needs. Available components include: 3 to 12 LED light bulbs (2 W or 3.5 W), a TV (several sizes available), a radio, a phone charger and a Sun King Pico 50 Portable Lamp. More information is available here and here.

ENGIE Mobisol GmbH is located in Berlin, Germany, it manufactures the systems in Germany and China and has sales centres in Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

ENGIE Mobisol GmbH markets its Solar Home Systems in Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

ENGIE Mobisol GmbH has sales and service centres at national and regional level and sales centres at local level in some regions of its target countries (Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya).

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Prices in Kenya start at ~18 USD (1,898 KES)Converted on May 25th 2020 per month for 36 months and increase up to ~54 USD (5,721 KES) Converted on May 25th 2020 per month for 48 months depending on the system configuration being purchased. Costs and pricing plans vary for other markets, including the option to pay in cash up front for a discount. In certain situations, ENGIE Mobisol GmbH are willing to reduce total package price if the customer completes repayments within one to two years.

Payments can be made through various mobile money platforms in the target countries including M-Pesa, Tigo Pesa, Airtel Money and MTN Mobile Money.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Competing products in East Africa include:

Zola Infinity and Zola Flex

M-KOPA IV Solar Home System

Azuri 50W, TV120 Solar Home System


Various other Solar Home Systems are detailed in the E4C solutions library and a complete list of Solar Home Systems certified by Lighting Global can be found on their website.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Target users include individuals, households and private sector businesses looking to power productive use appliances and entertainment products as well as lighting.

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