Powering Rural Schools: A Success Story

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Loi Waisi Primary School was looking for a consistent power source to light their classrooms, run security cameras, and charge teachers’ phones and laptops. Located in the hilly Mbale district of Eastern Uganda, the school was completely off-grid—their only source of energy was the firewood used for cooking meals. Despite these challenges, Loi Waisi Primary School was dedicated to finding …

Launch of Enlight Solar Academy

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This month marks the beginning of a new era! Village Energy, together with the support of Philips Lighting Foundation, has launched Enlight Solar Academy, a last-mile traveling academy that prepares rural youth to enter the solar industry. Enlight works with rural vocational institutes to increase training access to youth in those areas. Our first course is an 8-week solar technician course. Participants, …

Village Energy: Overall Winner of 2017 Hogan Lovells Community Solar Innovation Awards

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At the SEED Symposium in Pretoria on March 14, 2018, Village Energy was announced as the Overall Winner of the Hogan Lovells Community Solar Innovation Awards, winning a prize of $10,000! Congratulations to our fellow winning organizations, many of whom serve as role models and inspirations for our own work. That we were selected for the overall prize is humbling, …

Arise and Shine

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We just finished installing a 1.6 kWp solar PV system for Arise and Shine nursery and primary school. This school, funded by Kusoma’s Promise, previously only had sufficient light at night for students to eat by, with their studying confined to daytime. Arise and Shine is more than an hour and a half drive from the grid on a bumpy dirt …