About Us

Who We Are

At Village Energy, our engineers are the leading experts in solar system design and installation. We customise each system to meet the unique energy needs of your business or organisation—guaranteeing that our solar power will help your business expand and run more efficiently.

With a network of trained technicians across the country, we promise to provide you with a reliable energy source that is tailor-made to meet your needs. Our solutions are perfect for schools, health centres, hotels, farms, offices, and other institutions in both rural and urban areas.

We also provide financing to our customers to acquire these systems for a period of 12 month subject to a credit assessment. 

Our Mission

To be the trusted community-based solar experts who provide high quality, affordable clean energy.

Our Process

Site Survey

Our professional team of certified engineers and technicians come to your site and determine your exact energy needs.

Find Customer

Map economic activity, build local partnerships, conduct sales and marketing outreaches.

System Design

Using data from the site survey, our engineers design the best solar system for your organisation.

Financing

Client approved for in-house financing or gets connected to bank/MFI partner.

Installation

Our technicians install the system. All Village Energy technicians are certified and experienced in installing systems of 120W and above.

Servicing & Maintenance​

All solar systems include a 2-year warranty and servicing plan, complete with remote monitoring. Our technicians are on-call and available whenever there is a need for servicing/maintenance.

Why choose us?

Our systems are designed to power lights, phones, TVs, refrigeration, computers, irrigation, and other appliances which. We design each system according to your energy needs.

We have partnered with Finance Trust Bank to offer solar loans of up to 60 months.

Every system is backed by a 2-year warranty. Our technicians are based right in your community, which means repairs can be done quickly and by experts you can trust.

Every Custom PV system includes a remote monitoring device. This allows us to track your system’s performance in real-time and quickly identify any servicing issues that may arise.

All of our technicians are certified and have experience in installing medium to large systems. 

Would you like to start a project with us?

Connect with our team

Chief executive officer

Waringa Matindi

Waringa is a Gender and Development Expert, with over 13 years’ experience working with non-profits in East Africa. She has worked in Botswana, England, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda. 

waringa@villageenergy.com

chief technical officer

Giuseppe Gregu

Giuseppe is our CTO and leads our Installation Business Unit. He holds a BS in Energy Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, where he was also a Technology Transfer Manager.

guiseppe@villageenergy.com

Human Resource Manager

Zainab Tusiime

Zainab is a graduate from Uganda Christian University Mukono with an experience of 7 years in human resource management. She has worked with Solar Sisters, Vodafone Uganda and City Medicals/ City Ambulance limited. 

zainab@villageenergy.com

systems engineer

Sammy Senyonga

Sammy joined Village Energy in 2013 as a solar technician. With extensive experience in both off-grid and on-grid installations, he now manages our solar installations on the ground. BSc in Physics from Makerere University.

sammy@villageenergy.com

partnerships & Procurement manager

Judith Ariguma

Judith has over 5 years experience in customer relations, sales and administration. She has a BA. in Office and Information Management and MBA in Project Management from Makerere University.

judith@villageenergy.com

finance officer

Fresier Friday

Fresier has over 5 years experience in the field of accounting and finance with a BSc in Accounting from Makerere University.

fresier@villageenergy.com

marketing associate

Cedric Smith Kirabira

Cedric has 7 years experience in marketing including digital marketing and content management. He is currently in charge of marketing and digital campaigns..

cedric@villageenergy.com

sales manager

Angela Kiconco

Angela has an experience of over 7 years in last mile sales and team management. Shes currently managing our sales team and has a Bachelors degree in procurement and logistics management from Kyambogo University.

angela@villageenergy.com

DISTRICT MANAGER (MBALE)

Phillip Mutenyo

Philip has more than 10 years’ experience in sales and leading sales teams all across Uganda. He is also a DIT certified solar technician

philip.m@villageenergy.com

Our Story

 

 

“I founded Village Energy with the aim of training the largest number of community-based solar experts to deliver quality products and after-sales service affordably. As a result, we will increase confidence in, and adoption of, solar technologies that have the potential to stimulate rapid rural development.”

Abu was the CEO until 2018 and he’s currently Chairman of the Village Energy Board.

Abu Musuuza, Co-Founder & Chairman Board 

Jay joined Village Energy after five years at Google and has extensive experience in sales, marketing and operations. He was Vice President till Dec 2018 and currently sits on the Village
Energy Board.
 
Jay Patel, Co-Founder.

Roey Co-founded Village Energy with Abu  and worked on the startup phase of the company until 2014. He currently sits on the Board and works in sales for Tesla Motors.

Roey Rosenblith, Co-Founder