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Access to power is a major issue in Africa, and in solar, many people feel they have the solution.

Yet solar is doing more than switching on off-grid...

26.01.2017 , Michael Grimm, Anicet Munyehirwe, Jörg Peters, Maximiliane Sievert

Low Cost Solar Kits and Household’s Welfare in Rural Rwanda

This paper analyzed the usage and benefits of very simple but quality-certified small solar systems that were freely distributed among households in a...

01.02.2016 , The Overseas Development Institute (ODI), GOGLA, Practical Action and SolarAid

Accelerating access to electricity in Africa with off-grid solar

These reports present evidence of the impact of solar household systems, reviews the market in the region and 13 selected countries in sub-Saharan...

Mobile phones are essential in Rwanda. More than 70 percent of the population owns a one and many people own two or more. Yet, just 22 percent of...

GVEP is supporting entrepreneurs in Rwanda to effectively utilise solar energy to provide off-grid areas with healthy, reliable and affordable power...

Women’s active participation in the energy sector is bringing power to many off-grid communities throughout Rwanda. Nyirahabimana Alphonsine is one...

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Rwanda’s energy sector landscape is changing rapidly – demand for energy has grown exponentially...

The loan will help contribute to the installation of 500,000 off-grid solar PV home systems in...

This project will initially target an estimated 3,000 smallholder farmers – in over eight districts...

“Part of our success is coming from our existing customers who, after enjoying the quality of our...

52 private sector organizations — including foundations, impact funds, venture capital funds and...

Mobisol partnered with MTN Rwanda, Bank of Kigali, the Rwanda National Police (RNP), the Rwanda...

The three-month campaign is targeting people who have no access to the national grid, especially...

Access to finance remains one of the major constraints to business growth despite Rwanda's...

The fund, managed by the World Bank and rolled out through Development Bank of Rwanda, is expected...

Irrigation is among the tools that help improve farm yield and reduces vulnerability to changing...

Global off-grid solar company BBOXX has closed on a US$5 million financing facility with Deutsche...

With the government seeking to increase electricity access (both on-grid and off-grid) target to...