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 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. Our installation teams cater for our customers a step higher in the energy ladder, looking to bring television, refrigeration, computers, and irrigation into use. Our network of professional engineers and technicians cover districts across Uganda to ensure that any individual, urban or rural, that makes the decision to invest in solar technologies should never move a step backwards but keep advancing on the journey to modernize and expand their organisations. As a result, we will increase confidence in, and adoption of, solar technologies that have the potential to stimulate rapid rural development.”

Abu Musuuza, Co-Founder & Chairman Board 

Jay joined Village Energy after five years at Google on the Small &
Medium Business team. He has extensive experience in sales, marketing and operations. He was Vice President till Dec 2018
where he played a leading role in partnerships, fundraising, and business model development and currently sits on the Village
Energy Board.
Jay is a 2017 Acumen East Africa fellow and and 2018 Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Awardee.
He is a  graduate of  University of Pennsylvania.
Jay Patel, Co-Founder.

Roey Co-founded Village Energy with Abu  and worked on the startup phase of the company until 2014. Roey has significant expertise in renewable energy ventures that includes biofuel, biomass, solar, and electric vehicles. At Village Energy he worked on product design, business development, installation, and fundraising. Roey currently sits on the Board of Village Energy, works in sales for Tesla Motors and is a graduate University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Roey Rosenblith, Co-Founder

Our Process

01

Site Survey

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

02

Design

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

03

Installation

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

04

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 begin at 120W and above. They are designed to power lights, phones, TVs, refrigeration, computers, irrigation, and many other appliances which are needed for businesses and institutions. We will design each system according to the appliances you want to power.

Our systems are PayGo enabled, meaning you can purchase a system on credit over a period of 12 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 at least 2-years experience in installing systems of 120W or greater. Each of our technicians has completed installations of 1kW and above.

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

Marketing and Partnerships Manager

George Ephraim Omoding

George, a graduate of Makerere University has  over 6 years ‘experience in sales and marketing of fast-moving commodities. He currently managers our marketing and partnerships. 

george@villageenergy.com

Installation Supervisor

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

Procurement & Logistics 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 manager

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

District Manager (Mbale)

Philip 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