Solar is designed to switch efficiently between solar and KPLC power where needed (if grid-tied), as well as operate entirely off grid with VFD technology. To learn more specific information about how solar can power pour pumping needs, please download our Solar Pumping GuidelineFurther literature available in our blog titled “Solar and Agriculture


We only require – Source of water – Depth of borehole or other other – Diameter of borehole – Pump setting depth – Details of pump – Static water level (SWL) – Pumping water level (PWL) – Expected pumping runtime – water requirement and storage. Monthly bills (utility & generator)   –   Size of generators – Area for solar installation   – Hours of storage back up needed – Any other customer specifications

We measure – Energy consumption using advanced equipment

We analyse – Your roof structure, your equipment/property setup, electrical configuration and any upgrades required.

We provide – System design – Aim to reduce LCOE (Levelised Cost Of Electricity). Customized proposal with various financing options – This service is free from Illumina Africa.

You enjoy & monitor – cleaner, more affordable energy


Will I get the same amount of water?

Yes, when the pump is running at full capacity the water yield will be as always. The solar system is sized to produce enough energy to power and run the pump at full capacity based on the specific ratings of the pump. The pump will not run at full capacity very early in the morning and on days of heavy rainfall.

Do I need batteries to run my borehole pump?

No, the pump can be run on solar directly during the day, and on the grid at night. Battery systems can be installed if the water requirements make it economically viable to do so.

I cannot afford to buy the solar system, can I get financed?

Financing through micro financing institutions, as well as Equity bank is available for clients with a credit history. The institutions will do their due diligence and structure a loan for you.

Customer Reviews

1 year after going solar at my home, I am happy to say I have reduced my electricty bill by 85%! and I have never used the generator since that day!

Ashok ShahDirector, Chui Springs Limited

Off-grid living is enjoyable, running all your requirements with solar power is amazing! Thanks to Illumina Africa for making sure the system performs as promised!

Tobias Samuels

Since the day I switched to solar, I have pumped water everyday and not paid a single shilling for KPLC or diesel to run my borehole pump! The solar works all day giving my farm continuous water supply for the crops, and excess water that we provide to the nearby communities.

Anoop SinghDirector, Akaal Produce Limited

Effecient and clean installation procedure from Illumina Africa, they make it easy to help you understand what system is required for your particular applications.

Rahil ShahDirector

Thank you for making my switch to solar water so easy! their dedicated team makes sure every problem is identified before starting the work.

Bhavanna Khanna

My experience so far has been very informative and enjoyable. The team focused on helping me understand the various system and financing options, as well as how I operate my plant now and what I plan in the future - this made it very clear for me and allowed me totally sure with going solar with them!

Sanket Shah

I am looking forward to running my house on solar with Illumina Africa! they give me great confidence!

Bill Rotich

Akhshi And Bhawana KhannaCSI insurance

Solar Facts

Kenya, as per our conservative calculations would need just 120 square kilometers of solar panels and 0.53 square kilometers of energy storage, in order to full power the country (as per current generation and demand requirements). This is equivalent to less than 0.2% of the area of Turkana which is 68,680 square kilometers.

The sunlight we receive for just an hour is enough to generate energy for one year for the whole world.

When there’s a huge solar energy spill, it’s just called a ‘nice day

Unlike other energy sources, such as coal and oil whose reserves will diminish, the sun is here to stay and so is the energy we can gain from it.

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