Catalyzing the Solar Home Systems (SHS) market to benefit low-income, urban households in two secondary cities

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes
Start Date Q1  2018
End Date
Funding Source partner
Actual Budget (USD) 1,118,000
Budget Percentage %
Actual Expenditure (USD)
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD)
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor)
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
GGGI Project Code :
Project Manager and Staff +
Private: Fred Tuhairwe

Associate, Solar Home Systems Program

Private: Joshua Elaru

Associate, Solar Home Systems Project (Gulu)

The Project is implemented by Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development. The project is funded by the Government of the Netherlands.

The main objective is accelerating consumer and market access to solar home systems (SHS) including small enterprise energy solutions for low-income, urban households in Mbarara and Gulu, two secondary cities of Uganda, by designing a suitable solution (which could take form of a financial mechanism).

There are 3 outputs that the project aims to achieve.

Output 1: Market Assessment and gender analysis – identifying barriers and opportunities, local market conditions, service providers, and local training needs as required;

Output 2: Design, validate and finalize a set of solutions to address the market challenges ensuring a gender inclusive approach and equal opportunities;

Output 3: Implementation of (demonstrate) the appropriate solution for enhanced access to SHS in secondary cities Uganda