Our solar technician network is solving the last-mile distribution & servicing challenge in rural Uganda.
Power your business or organization with us today.
Over 400,000 rural businesses and non-profit institutions across Uganda, of which more than 50% are off-grid, and the rest facing power cuts and high energy bills. Powering them enables productive use of energy, leading to improved livelihoods, job creation, and access to services. Their stated barriers to solar adoption:
Source: Uganda Bureau of Statistics, Commissioned research survey in Bugiri & Kaliro Districts, July-August 2016.
We de-risk solar adoption for businesses & institutions through:
Network of branches and technicians across the country to bring our solutions and services closer to rural customers.
Customer financing through PayGo technology and partnerships with financing institutions.
Locally-recruited technicians and salespeople with the training and support to be the solar experts for their community.
With a fast, affordable on-site survey, we design the right solution for your off-grid or grid-backup needs to boost productivity & decrease energy costs.
With our partners we offer refrigeration, water heating, water pumping, and other solar appliances.
Payment plans are available for qualifying businesses & revenue-generating institutions.
Warranty & On-site Servicing
All installations come with a 2-year on-site maintenance/servicing plan and warranty on all components.
Site survey one of our local technicians to assess your precise needs and develop technical specifications.
Using the data from the site survey and our conversations, we custom-design a system using top quality components.
High Quality Components
We only work with top quality brands with internationally-recognized certifications and multi-year manufacturer warranty.
3,6 and 12 month plans for qualifying businesses & institutions.
PayGo technology integrations that give you flexibility of when to pay.
We work with you to track your change in income or cost savings from usage of the system over time.
Remote monitoring integrations that communicate to our team’s servers via 3G network.
User education and 2 years of maintenance visits for installations.
Fast servicing and replacements without the need for the customer to travel outside the area.
Our Results & Impact
Who We Are
We started in 2009 with the goal of bringing energy access to rural communities by employing Ugandan youth to locally manufacture and distribute solar systems. Through our work in rural areas, we saw for ourselves how the lack of after-sales servicing options was creating a lack of trust of solar in rural areas, and that the entire last-mile distribution challenge was a large, unsolved opportunity. This has led to our current “community solar expert” model, focused on developing the human capital and physical infrastructure needed for a sustainable rural solar economy.
As a social enterprise, we reinvest the majority of our profits to achieve sustainability and ensure the fulfillment of our vision of a renewable-powered rural economy.
A native Ugandan and former Ashoka East Africa program manager, Abu co-founded Village Energy in 2009. Originally focused on manufacturing and distributing solar systems, he led Village Energy’s pivot to our current model in late 2014. Abu is an Ashoka, Echoing Green, and 2012 Acumen East Africa Fellow. Abu is a graduate of Makerere University.
Waringa is a Gender and Development Expert, with over 13 years experience working with non-profits in East Africa. She is passionate about people and Africa, with expertise in Program management and design, operations, capacity building, training, curriculum development, team management and leadership.She has worked in Botswana, England, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda. She is a 2014 Acumen East Africa Fellow.
Sammy has 6 years of experience in the field of renewable energy as an energy engineer, project manager and consultant. He has been working with Village Energy since 2010 on Installations, Technical supervision, PV Solar system design, Water pumping, Water heating, PV-hybrid systems and mini-grid financial and economic analysis. Samuel is a graduate of Makerere University with a B.S. in Physics and Solar Technology and is currently working on a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Kyambogo University
Prossy joined Village Energy in 2017 after nearly 5 years at Solar Sister, where she rose from Technical Associate to become Country Coordinator for Uganda. She now leads the field technician team at Village Energy. Prossy is a graduate of Makerere University with a Bsc in Physics.
Awards & Partners
Get in Touch
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