Overview

  • Organization TypeDevelopment Consulting, Works & Construction, Service Providers
  • Staff6-25
  • HeadquartersUganda
  • Founded2012
Village Energy is restoring consumer trust in solar by building a rural solar technician network in East Africa to fix and service solar products and systems. They recruit and train men and women as technicians/franchisee entrepreneurs, providing them with vocational training, business set-up support, replacement part & new product inventory, and branded marketing. Their goal is to build a regional servicing/distribution network and supply chain that will create thousands of jobs, promote women and men as technically-skilled entrepreneurs, and increase community access to affordable & reliable clean energy. They have found that repairs result in more credibility than the best sales pitch. At the same time, their field research and focus groups have shown that accessibility and affordability remain such big barriers for many rural communities that there is not enough solar adoption for trust to be an issue. Therefore, they aim to simultaneously tackle accessibility, affordability, and trust through their network of branded solar shops that can also provide guaranteed repairs within 48 hours. The phone-charging micro-entrepreneurs will not only be PayGo customers, but will also serve as demonstrators and commision-based sales agents, thus expanding the presence even deeper into remote areas.

Where is Village Energy
Staff1Location of current staff

Careers

Staff at Village Energy have experience in

Sectors

  • solar / wind / biofuels
  • development
  • climate change
  • events / training
  • power generation

Funders

  • world bank group
  • goal global
  • global alliance for clean cookstoves

Countries

  • uganda
  • kenya
  • new zealand
  • tanzania
  • germany

Skills

  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

Contact Village Energy

Current staff

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    +256.7573.47064, +256.7710.27068 and +256.7520.41445
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Former staff

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Company Offices
  • Uganda (headquarters)
  • Kampala
  • Village Energy Limited 7A Market Rise, Off Namuwongo Road Kampala
  • Uganda
  • Masaka
  • Kasujja building, Kampala Road opposite Bank of Africa
  • Uganda
  • Gulu
  • Plot 1, Dr.Lucille Corte rd
  • Uganda
  • Arua
  • Ground Floor, Rm No.8, Taj House Plot 35A, Rhino Camp road
  • Uganda
  • Mbarara
  • Mile 2 ,Masaka road opposite Hotel Kas
  • Uganda
  • Soroti
  • Liverpool Rd, off Market Rd
  • Uganda
  • Mbale
  • Sleeping Baby Building, Maluku Drive
  • Uganda
  • Pallisa
  • Gogonyo Road, Plot 5