Mar. 14, 2017
Mobisol has today launched its flagship store in Kisumu! The store was officially launched in a grand opening ceremony on at the store’s location at Jubilee House along Oginga Odinga street in the attendance of guest of honour Kisumu County Governor Mr Jack Ranguma and various county officials.
The event showcased Mobisol’s commitment to affordable, reliable and environmentally-friendly rural electrification in Kenya: At the launch, Mobisol displayed their high-performing solar home and business systems, as well their ultra-efficient DC household, entertainment and business appliances. Speaking during the launch event, Mobisol’s East Africa’s CEO Henrik Axelsson noted that the company has invested heavily in innovation and research to enable customers’ access to high-quality products and a comprehensive user experience, citing the reliability and consistency of German technology over the years.
“Rural communities in Kenya continue to use unreliable fossil fuels like kerosene, which are not only harmful to the environment and people’s health but are also costly to maintain – yet, solar energy is in abundance. Through Mobisol’s top-notch innovative technology, off-grid households in Kenya can finally afford solar systems that are of high quality and powerful enough to meet their entire household and business needs. Kenyans can now enjoy a modern, comfortable lifestyle, improve their economic well-being and at the same time set new standards for worldwide sustainability,” said Axelsson.
Having set foot in Kenya in 2016, Mobisol boasts of higher capacity and much more powerful products sizes then those of similar providers on the market. The opening of the flagship store comes at a time when, due to the high costs, unreliability and health concerns of conventional energy and fossil fuels, there is a strong trend within Kenyan communities towards a market transition to solar energy.
While gracing the occasion, Kisumu County Governor Jack Ranguma noted that the launch of the Kisumu branch affirms the success of solar public-private partnerships, which benefit the community as a whole. He urged the public to consider solar energy to help save on energy related expenditure for an improved lifestyle.
“The biggest household expenditure of rural communities is kerosene. Additionally, with the growth of the real estate market in the country, I would like to urge contractors to consider installing solar panels, which are a clean, safe and renewable energy source. This will not only help communities save on energy, but the diverse products create a source of income. For example, Kisumu fans of football can now enjoy watching matches on large solar powered television, while charging their phones,” said Ranguma.