Selected projects ongoing and implemented since January 2011


Project name


Fair trade Africa Consultancy for training, production and sale of improved cook stoves that use coffee husks under improved cookstove project for GREAN Project. Ongoing
CLASP Procurement of solar appliances like TVs, Fans, Refrigerators from Uganda Ongoing
Village Power Ltd Testing of solar modules at CREEC Ongoing
GIZ Uganda Consultancy for Stove testing for two models; Shielded fire stove and Jiko Matawi Stove both to be tested with firewood and charcoal fuels Report findings to inform EnDev priorities
GIZ Uganda Cook stove tests for 20 Household Stove Models (15 Charcoal and 5 Firewood) and publishing results on the CREEC website Ongoing
One Acre Fund Troubleshooting of 4 samples of the Solar Lamp kit using IEC TS 62257-9-5 test method Ongoing
GIZ Uganda Solar PV system sizing and costing for Kampala and Mbale offices

 Design and costing of an off-grid PV-installation for Ndejje University
Field report informed the client


Installations done for the university

UpEnergy Group Uganda Ltd Determining the performance of the charcoal cook stoves Test report informed client
Atmosfair gGmbH Determining the performance of the Save80ICS cook stove Test report informed client
Eight 19 Ltd Testing of organic photovoltaics (OPVs) modules for light-weight solar panels. Ongoing
INTEGRATION Umwelt & Energie GmbH Consultancy for assessment of existing briquette manufacturing businesses in refugee camp settings in Uganda Study informed funder
WFP through the Office of the Prime Minister Support for the Implementation of the environmental impact of settling refugees in refugee hosting area in Uganda Ongoing
Envirofit International (2017) Qualitative and quatitative assessment of field performance and acceptability of envirofit stoves in Tanzanian households Provided information for carbon credit programme to benefit households
DIFFER Appliance baseline study. Establish representative baseline (national or regional) for availability, usage and characteristics of the following appliances among households and SMBs in peri-urban and rural areas: TVs, fans and refrigerators in the following countries:Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya. Suggested data forms are included as Exhibit B; representing the data collection requirements. Study done
DFID 5 – year African Clean Energy Research Alliance (ACERA); Africa Capacity building initiative, a partnership between the University of LEEDS, CREEC, Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology, Universite Marien Ngouabi Congo Brazaville Ongoing
World Bank Willingness to pay and consumer acceptance assessment for clean cooking in Uganda; assessing stove performance Established stoves to be promoted under the ACCES program
World Bank Biomass Energy Initiative for Africa (BEIA): Enabling market conditions through training of tinsmiths to produce, sell and market TopLit UpDraft (TLUD) gasifier cookstoves covering both technical as entrepreneurial skills Penetration: 80 tinsmiths trained, 18 exhibitions, 10 news features, 5 tv features, 7 radio stations, outreach to 27 districts and 3500 households. There were 3 business spinoffs, Awamu bio-energy which is still established to date, Mwoto factories and Pamoja
Envirofit International Qualitative and quatitative assessment of field performance and acceptability of envirofit stoves in Tanzanian households Provided information for carbon credit programme to benefit households
Aberdeen University A study on the Potential of Small-Scale Biogas Digesters to Alleviate Poverty and Improve Long Term Sustainability of Ecosystem Services in Sub-Saharan Africa Study done
Wildlife Conservation Society – USAID Energy scoping study for Northern Uganda Study informed funder
European Union Learning Network for Sustainable Energy Systems (LeNSes), a multi polar network for curricular and lifelong learning capacity development focused on sustainable energy systems, design and engineering. A partnership of Polytechnico di Milano, Design department Italy, TU Delft Netherlands, Cape Penisula University of Technology SA, University of Nairobi Kenya, University of Botswana, Brunnel University UK, Makerere University-CREEC Trained 19 students and lecturers from Makerere and Kyambogo universities.

The LeNSes programme is now incorporated as part of the learning system for the CEDAT curriculum.

GIZ Uganda Data collection and analysis on solar PV market in Uganda – Phase 1

Data collection and analysis on solar PV market in Uganda – Phase 2

Studies to inform investors, support organizations and policy makers on the status of the solar market
EnDev Germany Stove testing and comparison of data between CREEC’s testing laboratory and a laboratory in the USA Report findings to inform EnDev priorities
UNOPS Up-scaling generation, commercialization and utilization of biomass waste-based green energy sources in Uganda with a focus on biogas and carbonized briquettes. Focus regions, Kampala and Mbarara Technical and business capacity building for over 30  MSMES,

Awareness creation for over 200 people on the use of biogas

WWF Uganda Country Office Site selection, feasibility study, design, installation, training and awareness campaigns for institutional biogas systems for schools 2 biogas plant installed in Manafa and Karambi. Eight (8) construction companies installed.
WWF DRC Efficiency tests on cookstoves Tested 9 samples of household cookstoves (3 models, 3 samples per model), 3 tests per sample thus a total of 27 tests.
UNIDO Study to turn banana waste into energy


Study done
UN-Habitat Installation of a biogas digester at an abattoir


Biogas plant installed
GIZ Uganda Study on challenges for private sector led investments in small scale renewable energy projects in Uganda Informed investors, policy makers and support organizations
Symphasis Foundation & REPIC, Switzerland Sludge to Energy Enterprises Kampala: turning faecal sludge through drying and pelletizing in fuel for gasification technology to generate electricity (part of consortium) Ongoing
Nordic Climate Fund Sustainable production and consumption of biofuel in Uganda (part of consortium) Ongoing
UMEME (Uganda’s electricity distribution company) Review of investment plan for distribution network 2015-2020


Informed policy makers
Uganda Carbon Bureau Testing of a specific cookstove model and make for carbon credits Carbon credit assessment to benefit stove users in Northern Uganda
Various private sector and (inter)national NGOs from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Dem. Republic of Congo, USA, Norway Testing of over 100 models of cookstoves varying from portable, stationary, wood, charcoal, micro-gasification and biogas stoves including energy efficiency, emission of pollutants and safety plus recommendations on product development and improvement



Support to manufacturers to improve stove designs and thus better performing stoves
GIZ Kenya

SNV DR Congo

Stove testers and laboratory Trained 4 stove testers from DRC and stove testing centre set up
Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC) Regional Testing and Knowledge Centre (RTKC) for cookstoves, a testing and stove development laboratory

Extension of the RTKC with additional equipment and activities

State-of-the-art regional stove testing laboratory established and operational
Various private sector players Training of technicians in design, installation and maintenance of solar PV systems Over 100 solar technicians trained which has led to an increase in number of installation across the country due to more trained technicians doing quality work. Areas covered Mbarara, Mbale, Lira, Pallisa, Soroti, Kampala, Gulu
UNIDO Solar powered business information centre and productive use units operated on renewable energy Centre installed in Gulu
Various private sector, both Ugandan and foreign Testing of solar PV systems and equipment Support to solar business owners to establish quality of products imported
President of Uganda’s Office through CEDAT Phase 1: Promoting access to solar lamps for wealth and health; establishment of laboratory for solar PV equipment in accordance with Lighting Africa specification

Phase 2: Promoting access to clean energy including solar and biomass

Solar laboratory operational at CREEC

Community outreach for over 150 people in Gulu, 98 in Arua.

Radio station broadcasts in Masindi, Arua, Zombo, Gulu, Lira, Soroti, Kampala, Kabale

Solar school clubs initiated in 5 schools in Gulu, Kasese, Kaliro, Moroto, Arua

Private Sector Foundation Uganda Feasibility studies and supervisory services during project implementation of hydro power projects ranging from 3 to 100 kW Several feasibility studies done for pico hydro sites

One pico hydro site installed serving a tourism lodge in the Rwenzoris

SIDA Program Extending and enhancing research in renewable energy over a five year period (2010-2015) Field work to support research efforts
Private Sector Foundation Uganda Energy verifications and audits Over 25 energy audits and verifications with savings of about 10MVA conducted for factories and business owners
GIZ Uganda Training of local government officials in renewable energy and energy efficiency Over 60 officials trained on renewable energy.This has sparked more governemnt interest in renewable energy and has enabled continued tax exemption for solar products.

Uganda solar energy association formed.

Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (Government of Uganda & World Bank funding) Solar PV mini-grid, a solar PV powered kiosk renting out solar lamps, providing computer and secretarial services, charging electronic devices.

Agro – processing services powered by gasification technology and training of energy entrepreneurs in business skills


10kW solar mini grid installed in Kiboga, serves 10 commercial units and households.

3 solar kiosks installed in Mukono and Arua serving small commercial enterprises, households, patients at nearby health centre. The kiosks serve over 100 persons per day.

Gasifier installed in Opit Gulu serving a maize growing community

Infectious Diseases Institute Energy audits and recommendations on energy savings and efficiency measures Audit done
Local universties Internship programmes Over 100 interns from various disciplines trained
Foreign and local universities Volunteer programmes Over 50 volunteers engaged
MEMD Energy week exhibitions Awareness on renewable energy to the general public