What NOTS can do for you

Our mission is to bring lasting meaningful change to one of the world’s poorest regions. To create a movement, not just a market. To tear down the barriers - price, finance, payment models, manufacturing - to joining in. To lead the way, so others can follow suit. Working with you, to bring electricity to the 125 million African families that are currently without.

We’re looking for partners at every step of the way, from the ground up. Be it tried-and-tested entrepreneurs, CEOs with a social conscience, and investors looking for more than just a bang for their buck, right down to the end users looking for an entirely better solution to their current kerosene lamps. We need you.

Our blueprint is to create local renewable energy enterprises, to ultimately build and sell ‘Made in Africa’ Solar Home Systems, going full circle to achieve maximum social and environmental impact for those who need it most.


Ignoring the negative health and environmental implications that come with kerosene lamps for a moment, they’re also costly to run - particularly for the millions of poverty stricken Sub Saharan Africa families that rely so heavily on them. To combat this, we’ve made it our mission to offer a cleaner, safer and significantly more affordable light source to the millions of off-grid families throughout Africa.

The solution? A single NOTS Solar Home System (SHS) is powerful enough to be officially recognised as a toe-to-toe substitute for on-grid power connections. Our SHS provides 1,000 lumen-hours of lighting via three lamps, each of which can be powered for six hours. Additionally it will power a radio for six hours, or charge mobile phones for four hours. Using an innovative microfinance scheme, families can fund the outright purchase of the unit through 100 weekly payments of USD 0.50 - less than their weekly cost for kerosene and mobile phone charging. Ultimately this puts an end to kerosene’s pollution, poison and price, and after 2 years all light and power is free.

Apply this cost saving to the millions of families throughout the continent and the resulting economic, social and environmental benefits are indisputable, and almost too good to be true

Almost. Get in touch if you’d like to partner with us to bring clean, affordable light to Africa’s Sub Saharan families. 


NOTS Solar Lamps is one of the leading solar lamp companies working in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to the World Bank. We’ve sold over 300,000 solar lamps since we began in 2011 and are currently on the lookout for the right investors to partner with us to sell many, many more.

If you’re looking for your next investment, one that has far reaching implications for the third world’s social and environmental growth and provides a financial return to boot, we may be exactly what you’re looking for. Get in touch to learn more about our capital needs, future roadmap and mission.



As an impact enterprise, we walk a fine line between social initiative and corporate enterprise, offering the best of both. We’re able to tackle challenging social and environmental issues with the full force of a results-driven and growth-oriented enterprise.

As such, we’re uniquely equipped to offer organisations the chance to boost sales and access new markets, safe in the knowledge they’re engaging in socially and environmentally responsible activities. Drop us a line if you want to know a little more about our corporate partnership opportunities.



Our dream is to make kerosene lamps in Sub-Saharan Africa a thing of the past, replacing every single one with a Solar Home System (SHS) by 2025. So, if you’re a seasoned, socially astute entrepreneur who’s eager to play a part in bringing electricity and its opportunities to Africa, and are interested in taking the NOTS blueprint to market, we’d love to hear from you.


NOTS Solar Home Systems (SHS) eliminate the damaging health and environmental side effects that come with kerosene lamps, for less than you currently spend on kerosene lighting and mobile phone charging. After 100 weekly payments - for a total cost of USD 60 - you will own your SHS and your lighting and power will be free. For more information, or to purchase your own SHS, speak to your nearest NOTS office.