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

At a Glance

Start Date Q1 2018
Funding Source Partner
Approved Budget USD 1 118 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
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



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