Xpreme Solar Solution’s mission is to enable the distribution of renewable energy systems to rural communities. The enterprise was originally set up in Uganda in 2014 by UK-based charity SolarAid, with the brand name, SunnyMoney. Today Xpreme Solar Solutions is a social enterprise wholly owned by female Ugandans. Originally, a teacher and accountant by profession, the Managing Director, Harriet Nongoola, was among the winners of the 1000 Enterpreneurs Challenge 2020 Digital Africa challenge .
As distributors of solar lights, Xpreme Solar Solutions contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7: to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.
Sustainable Development Goal 7 crosscuts the other Sustainable Development Goals, including: Good Health and Well-being (SDG 3); Quality Education (SDG 4); No Poverty (SDG 1); and Climate Action (SDG 13).
Kerosene lamps and candles have adverse effects on health as they are linked to lung disease and eye infections, are expensive, and cause indoor pollution. There is also a risk of fire as the lights are easy to knock over and the fuel is highly explosive. Solar lamps provide a clean, safe alternative which is also more sustainable.
Xpreme Solar Solutions addresses a distribution problem by making solar lights accessible at affordable prices to the rural communities where conventional businesses do not reach. We provide a variety of solar lights, ranging from small reading lamps and phone-chargers to home systems and standalone PV systems. To date, the team has distributed over 80,000 solar lights and helped to support solar entrepreneurs across Uganda.