Uganda Captive Solar PV Market – Insights Report

UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre, with support from Denmark’s development cooperation is implementing the 3-year Technology, Markets and Investment for Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Development (TEMARIN) project in Kenya and Uganda. The project aims to: 1) analyze successful case studies of market-led interventions and mechanisms in Kenya and identify key learnings; 2) support technology transfer partnerships in a select climate mitigation and adaptation technology in Uganda; and 3) understand how local PV companies can increase their share of the global value chain – and support them in doing so by co-creating outcomes and recommendations. 

This report contributes to the first project aim, as its objective is to undertake a detailed analysis of the captive solar PV market in Uganda. This report on Uganda is a supplement to a similar one in Kenya published in 2020, as part of the TEMARIN project. This report provides an analysis of the market mechanisms of technology diffusion, the key drivers and determining factors, which lead to this uptake of captive solar PV in Uganda, and shares lessons and recommendations. This case illustrates how the captive solar segment has evolved, through which actors and supporting factors, and by what means in terms of support structures, enabling environment and policy incentives. The idea is to provide rich empirical insights into the mechanisms of technology diffusion, market creation, and investment opportunities for climate technologies, and to identify some of the current barriers for further market expansion. 

In Uganda, UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre is working with Finding XY and an independent consultant to support the implementation of the project.

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Authors:Eddie Sembatya, Joel Essien, Julius Magala, Mathilde Brix Pedersen, Padmasai Lakshmi Bhamidipati
Published year:2022
Content type:Report
Publisher:UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre
No. of pages:30