Our solar shop and technician network is solving the last-mile distribution and servicing challenge in rural Uganda.
Barriers to solar adoption, according to rural Ugandans:
Source: Commissioned research survey in Bugiri & Kaliro Districts, July-August 2016.
Network of retail shops located in rural trading centers, offering a range of products and services.
Pay-As-You-Go solar products and partnerships with local micro-savings groups provide consumer financing options.
Locally-recruited shop managers and technicians with the training and support to be the solar experts for their community.
What We Offer
Solar lanterns and home systems that can power lights, TVs, radios, and/or fridges. Our brands include D.Light & Greenlight Planet, as well as custom-sized systems.
Custom installations on payment plans that allow businesses to cut costs and boost income. We offer solutions for small/medium businesses and larger institutions alike.
Maintenance & Servicing
We include at least two years of on-site maintenance visits in all of our installations, as well as offer servicing & repairs of anything from solar lanterns up to micro-grids.
Parts & Components
We also offer replacement components for existing products and installations, including panels, batteries, charge controllers, and inverters.
In-village trainings for young men and women in rural communities to equip them with the knowledge & skills necessary to enter the solar industry as technicians.
In-village trainings in market-ready business skills to enable young men and women to be the “local solar experts” in their communities. Skills taught include sales, marketing, & operations.
In-depth advice on the right solution for a client’s particular energy need.
Offered through partnerships with local SACCOs, PayGo Solar Companies and other financial institutions.
Productive Use of Energy
Working with our clients to allow them to boost productivity or generate additional income using solar energy.
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.
Being in the community allows us to build long-term personal relationships with our clients to understand their ongoing challenges, needs, and opportunities.
Our ability to conduct trainings in rural areas increases access for rural men and women.
Trainees receive testing and technical certification from the Centre for Research in Energy & Energy Conservation.
Connection to Jobs
Graduates have the opportunity to join our network or boost their employability with other organizations/projects.
Who We Are
We started in 2010 with the goal of bringing energy access to rural communities by employing Ugandan youth to locally manufacture and distribute solar systems, eventually selling and installing over 4,000 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.
Elizabeth runs the company’s internal financial processes and accounts. She has experience in finance management, sales, community mobilization and training, office management and customer care. Elizabeth is a graduate of Kyambogo University.
Awards & Partners
Get in Touch
We are always looking for super talented people to join our team as roles come up. Please email your CV and an email statement expressing why you are interested in us to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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