d.light Launches Initiative to Provide Solar Home Systems to Refugee Camps in Uganda

d.light has embarked on a project to supply 10,000 subsidized solar home systems to refugees from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who are currently residing in refugee camps in Northern and Western Uganda. This initiative is part of a larger effort to deliver 23,000 solar home systems to refugee communities across Uganda.

Funded by a USD$3.4 million grant from the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) and Energising Development (EnDev), the project aims to provide access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy solutions to underserved refugee populations.

The project, which commenced in April, is scheduled to span 12 months. Funds from the grant are contingent upon results-based financing (RBF), with d.light receiving funding only upon installation of the solar home systems. Each system features three high-efficiency LED lights, an FM radio with MP3 playback, mobile phone charging capability, and a portable solar flashlight.