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Making Solar Accessible
to the Dairy Sector

We create solar projects' data insights and bring energy financing to projects and businesses in the dairy sector.

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What we do

SolarPipo provides data insights about solar projects in East Africa and collaborates with funders to offer small businesses and projects innovative clean energy financing, which can be a key bottleneck for SMEs operating in emerging markets to access or switch to clean energy.

We provide end-users, typically small businesses in the diary sector such as dairy farm, farmers, milk processing plants, milk cooperatives and milk value addition businesses access to a cost-effective and reliable alternative to the grid or diesel generators.

Who we work with

Investors

We partner with investors like development finance Institutions, impact investors, cooperatives, foundations, individuals and other institutional investors to finance solar projects in the diary sector.

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Dairy businesses and projects

We facilitate lending to dairy farmers and businesses in East Africa that need access to debt financing to switch to solar

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Solar project developers

We provide data insights and sales leads about selected diary businesses and projects to off-grid and mini-grid developers

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Projects

Dairy Farm

Frank Farm Estates

Location: Sembabule, Western Uganda, Uganda
Funding Needed: € 106,249.00
Funding Use: Installation of solar systems for milk cooling and irrigation.
Proposed Solar Energy System Size:60kW

Background

Frank-Farm Estates is a family owned and run business that was founded as early as 1960 and was officially upgraded from just a family holding into a registered ...

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Baitambogwe Dairy Co-operative Society Limited

Location: Mayuge, Uganda
Funding Needed: € 43,308.00
Funding Use: Installation of 2,000 liters Solar Powered milk cooler.
Proposed Solar Energy System Size: 6.1kW

Background

Baitambogwe Dairy Co-operative Society Limited began as a group of 30 members ...

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Data Insights

Dairy Business Mapping

Each customer profile has been generated with geo cordinates and represented on a map to easily locate the customer by the clients

Data analytics and representation

Our Platform also offers data analytics for our clients giving them an overview of their activities.

Individual Customer System Sizing/Requirements

This feature helps a customer to know which type of system will be best suitable for them after calculating their energy needs.

Customer Support

We provide support for those that have queries about our services and help to resolve issues between clients and customers.

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How it works

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Identification of Dairy Projects and Businesses

SolarPipo identifies and assesses existing small businesses and projects in the dairy sector who with access to electricity, their operations would be made easier, more income generated and employment created for the youth and women in Uganda. We assess the potential for a solar project economic and technical viability, as well as social and environmental impact.

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Energy Needs Assessment

SolarPipo assesses all available project and business data, including on physical building or farm design, current and (if possible) future energy use. This ideally includes: Electricity/fuel bills for as many recent periods as possible, load profile (i.e. electricity usage) over 24hrs (day/night) / over week (week days/weekends) / over year (dry / rainy season), number or types of users, data on outages and appliances usage.

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System Design

SolarPipo designs a system in broad terms that will address the energy needs identified by the projects and businesses, including addressing growth options, technologies available, etc. The projects and businesses provide feedback on the system design.

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Solar Project bidding and Quotations

Three local suppliers are then contacted to provide bids on this system work to SolarPipo. We will then advise the projects and businesses on which local supplier is recommended; however they are ultimately responsible for making the final decision around the local supplier

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Solar Project Implementation

SolarPipo will make an offer to fundraise for the solar project to finance the installation of the technology at the diary business site. That offer, if it proceeds, will include details about repayment rate, repayment period and repayment currency.
The project is then sent to the SolarPipo fundraising partners and once vetted and approved, it is posted on the SolarPipo website and platform for fundraising.

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Installation, Electricity Generation and Payback

Once funding for the project is secured, installation is done by the selected supplier and the diary projects start using the electricity. They pay back the agreed installments on the specified dates.

Contact Us

Address
Uganda:
Design Hub Kampala
Plot 3 Bata close, 5th street industrial Area
Kampala,Uganda P.O. BOX 7381
Tel:+256 (393) 225 847

Netherlands:
Rigakade 10
1013 BC Amsterdam | The Netherlands
Mail Us at: support@solarpipo.com