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More than 1.1 billion people in developing countries lack access to electricity. Some 590 million live in Africa, where the rural electrification rate...

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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The grant will support areas of decentralisation or good governance as well as sustainable economic...

Renewable energy company MeshPower has launched a solar mini-grid in Gitaraga village, Bugesera...

The East African Community (EAC) member states are planning to phase out all import duties on solar...

the agreement is part of the Rwanda Renewable Energy Fund, worth $48.94 million, aimed at supporting...

Currently in Rwanda Pico-hydro power plant projects are being carried out and it is particularly a...

The minister announced this at the Africa cooling efficiency conference in Kigali that attracted...

Thousands of households from districts that are victims of persistent dry seasons will soon have...

Under a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), community members, through cooperative societies, and...

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...