Nakawa Vocational Training Centre (NVTI)
Partner(s): Nakawa Vocational Training Centre (NVTI), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
System Size: 10kWp including 4 arrays of 2.5kWp each with a 25.5kWh Lithium battery bank giving a 12kVA 3phase output.
Summary: Installation, commissioning, acceptance tests and handover of the solar demonstration plant.
Impact: Support to a coherent policy framework, improvement of market development, skills development for technicians as well as the mainstreaming of energy at the district level.
COVID 19 Response
Partner(s): Ministry of Health MoH, Signify Foundation
System Size: Sunstay Streetlights 3000lm, Sis-30 home systems and Lifelight lanterns.
Summary: In response to COVID 19 Village Energy partnered with Signify Foundation to donate indoor and outdoor lighting to 43 Level lII health centres across Uganda, MoH parking lot and Ambulance call centre.
Impact: Improved quality of health services due to access to reliable, safe and better lighting especially for night patients. Increased security for staff, patients, and emergency call centres.
NUCAFE Coffee Factory
Partner(s): NUCAFE Coffee Factory, Astonfield Solar
System Size: 172kW
Summary: A C&I project in partnership with Astonfield Solar. We installed a grid tied system to power factory operations.
Impact: Increased coffee processing and production benefiting thousands of small scale farmers
Kampala Capital City Authority
Partner(s): Signify Foundation, Dembe Group, KCCA
System Size: 10 solar street lights
Summary: Installed Sunstay street lights in Conta Africa Village, Kamwokya to boost security in the area.
Impact: Improved security for over 500,000 residents
Extension of operational hours for businesses leading to increased revenue.
Partner(s): Tugende Limited
System Size: 5.76kW
Summary: Village Energy installed a custom PV system at Tugende head quaters to power lights, laptops, printers, internet routers and a few kitchen appliances.
Impact: Powering of appliances for the main office made service delivery easy, quick, and uninterrupted. Over 17,000 are benefiting from the solar system.
Safe Future Uganda
Partner(s): Safe Future Uganda, Binance Charity Foundation
System Size: 7.9kW, 40 systems
Summary: Village Energy installed Custom PV installations for 40 schools in various districts across the Central and Eastern regions. The installations range from 120-240W per school and are providing lighting to classrooms.
Impact: Safe and reliable lighting for more than 4,000 students.
Extension of learning hours for the candidate students
Bidi Bidi & Nakivale Refugee Settlements
Partner(s): Social Innovation Academy (SINA), The Walking School Bus
System Size: 2.7kW, 3 systems
Summary: Village Energy installed three Custom PV systems, two in Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement and one in Nakivale Refugee Settlement. The systems are designed to power lighting, laptops, internet routers, and tablets which will be used in the schools and training centres in the settlements.
Impact: Improved learning outcomes for hundreds of students
Increased access to information to refugee communities.
The Bidi Bidi and Nakivale settlements serve a combined population of close to 400,000 people.
Partner(s): Wakiso District Council, B-space
System Size: 4kW
Summary: 4kW Custom PV system designed to power lighting for the entire market, including streetlights.
Impact: The market extended their hours of operation—increasing their number of customers served from 100/night up to 500/night.
Energy 4 Impact: Solar DC Refrigeration
System Size: 12kW, 36 systems
Partner(s): Energy 4 Impact, CLASP
Summary: Installed 36 DC fridges for SMEs in 7 districts across Uganda for a Solar Refrigeration Pilot project conducted by Energy 4 Impact in conjunction with CLASP.
Impact: Increase in customers and sales, extension of business hours leading to increased revenues
50% of businesses diversified their operations or started new product lines because of the fridge.