Sustainable Energy Campaign in Western Uganda (4th Edition)

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With financial support from Eskom Uganda Limited, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development in partnership with a number of stakeholders in the sector successfully organized the 4th edition of the sustainable energy campaign in Western Uganda.The Sustainable Energy Campaign is one of the Demand Side Management (DSM) activities aimed at ensuring that awareness is created on the sustainable use of the limited available energy resources, by encouraging the use of efficient appliances such as LED bulbs, efficient biomass cook stoves, shifting to alternative energy sources such as solar energy. The campaign involved a number of activities aimed at enhancing awareness creation on:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Renewable energy
  • Clean Cooking

This year’s campaign edition which was organized in Western Uganda had a number of strategically planned activities which included;

  • A 5 day Energy Exhibition at Boma grounds in Mbarara (23rd to 27th of July, 2018) where over 25 companies from both power/solar and cooking sub-sectors participated.
  • Promotional road drives and mini shows were conducted for 10 days (16th to 27th July, 2018) in Mbarara and the surrounding areas.
  • Over 4 thematically structured radio talk shows were organized where all the participating stakeholders talked about energy management and renewable energy for increased access on the two major media houses in Mbarara.

A staff member of UNREEEA explaining it’s mandate in sector to local leaders in Mbarara at the campaignlaunch  

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The secretariat which is the operations hub of UNREEEA shifted its offices from Mukwasi House in Nakasero to the new Energy Management Center building located at Plot 28-34, Coronation Avenue inUMA Showgrounds, Logogo – Kampala.

Solar Technicians Training for USEA members 
The Uganda Solar Energy Association (USEA) in partnership with the Uganda National Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA) and bfz has organized a subsidized 1 month Solar Technicians Training for its members.The training will be conducted in two phases from 17th September to 13thOctober, 2018.
Training Venue : Nakawa Vocational Training Institute 
For inquiries, write to the secretariat  by email: or phone: +256701979954 before 15th, September, 2018.


SoloGrid Inc.  is a US based company operating in Uganda’s solar energy market.
PHYSICAL ADDRESS Uganda: Solo Grid (Uganda)
Ark House,3rd Floor
Plot 52 Kanjokya Street
Kisementi, Kampala.

Headquarters: Solo Grid (USA)
2010 Crow Canyon Place, Suite 100
San Ramon, California, USA  94583

Tel No: +256-759 752 524
P.O Box 31425
Twitter:  @sologrid
TECHNOLOGY (Products and services) SoloGrid designs and manufactures a line-up of fully integrated Plug and Play solar systems that provide AC and DC power to homes, schools, clinics, and small businesses with daily energy levels ranging between 500Wh and 1,000Wh.

The SoloGrid power hub comes in three configurations based on the size of the internal battery, and three different sizes of solar panels can be selected to match the end user’s specific power requirements, thus creating a semi-custom solar solution.  SoloGrid products are covered by a 2 year warranty and after sales plan.

THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES BEING ADDRESSED THROUGH THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED SoloGrid systems provide a clean, safe, affordable, and reliable source of energy that will reduce dependency on harmful and dangerous kerosene fumes that will improve overall health and safety in households and communities.

Our systems are engineered towards powering productive use appliances such as laptops, tablets, sewing machines, hair clippers, TV’s, and powered USB hubs for multiple phone charging all of which provide income generating opportunities for end users as well as a source of employment.

Our distributors are empowered to enroll a dedicated gender balanced sales/technical force that we train and support, breaking social gender barriers that limit the entry of female technicians while at the same time providing income generating energy to women in rural areas.

Marketing strategy:
SoloGrid employs a Business to Business (B2B) model wherein we create partnerships with local solar installers, distributors, retailers, and service providers who have deep knowledge and insights into their local customers and market demands.

Through our partnerships, we support marketing initiatives such as, exhibitions, road shows, radio talk shows and radio awareness campaigns.

For the remainder of 2018, SoloGrid products are being sold on a cash basis.  We will be adding the ability for users to make payments over time by incorporating Pay-As-You-Go Technology by Angaza into our products in the first quarter of next year (2019).

CUSTOMERS Our targeted end users include schools, residences, small businesses, and medical clinics and dispensaries.
 MARKET SUCCESS STORIES SoloGrid is launching our product in Uganda during the month of September.  We will be sharing our distributor and end users success stories via our Facebook page and Twitter @sologrid.

 Bold Energy Limited (BEL) is an energy-focused manufacturing, trading and consultancy company incorporated in Uganda to stimulate adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies amongest businesses, institutions and households.

Office: Room L5-06, 5th Floor, South Point Mall, Ggaba Road, Kabalagala.

  1. Mbarara, Plot 11, Francis Rugunda lane 3, Rubiri Cell, Kakoba Division, Mbarara Municipality. Opp.Coke Mbarara.
  2. Block 149, Plot 54, Kabembe Mukono Municipality, off Kayunga Road.
Tel No: +256772302979, +256706302979
TECHNOLOGY (Products and services) Bold Energy Efficient Cook Stove
As a startup and in line with Sustainable Development Goal 7; Bold Energy seeks to create access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and clean energy for communities in Uganda. In this, we are engaged in activities across three service brands i.e. production and distribution of environment friendly energy saving cook stoves, community awareness and sensitization on practices and behavior change towards clean energy.  We manufacture energy efficient cook stoves with over 40% guaranteed saving on fuel.

Bold Energy Consult
We offer consultancy services to organizations, communities and individuals to improve their energy efficiency and energy saving through research, training, audits and campaigns.

THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES YOU ARE TRYING TO ADDRESS THROUGH YOUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES IN THE MARKET In Uganda, majority of the population doesn’t have access to modern clean and  efficient  cooking solutions. Bold Energy has come out to offer access to clean and energy efficient cook stoves for a safer and healthier cooking environment. Additionally, the product if adopted  by  communities saves our environment and cuts costs on fuel.
Our model is based on partnerships. We partner with organizations that have existing & efficient distribution and marketing networks for the cook stoves to ably reach the final consumer. For example we manufacture the “Smart Home” brand cook stove which is distributed by UP ENERGY across the country.
CUSTOMERS Households, Organizations, institutions
SUCCESS STORIES We aspire to accelerate clean,efficient and affordable energy to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

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