The hybrid system efficiently combines energy from solar, the national grid, and a diesel generator. One of the key features of this installation is the remote monitoring system, which provides real-time information on energy generation, inverter performance, weather conditions, and energy usage.
Major initiatives under the programme include a newly announced project to help young women build careers in renewable energy; financing mini-grid development through the Universal Energy Facility; advising on how to improve the affordability of mini-grid electrification; managing the solar electrification of hospitals; and more.
Eighteen years after civil war ended in Liberia, in a school located in a rural village that helps make rubber for Bridgestone, the revolution isn’t around political power or guns. It’s about using technology to personalize learning and unlock progress for children who otherwise would struggle to learn to read and do math.
Aptech Africa, an Uganda-based EPC company for solar energy systems, has installed off-grid solar systems for several community health centers (CHCs) in Sierra Leone. The project is funded by USAID and the Sierra Leonean subsidiary of Orange, a global multiservice operator.
RESPITE – a $311 million regional project supported by the World Bank and approved on December 20, 2022, with legal agreements signed – aims to rapidly increase grid-connected renewable energy capacity and strengthen regional integration in the participating countries.
PIDG company InfraCo Africa and PowerGen Renewable Energy (PowerGen) have announced a new financing model that will help scale clean energy access in Sierra Leone. The new project is expected to deliver 1,660 first-time connections across eight sites.
Winch Energy Ltd is close to completing a large-scale project to build 49 solar PV mini-grids in Sierra Leone and Uganda that will connect over 55,000 people with electricity for the first time.
The 236kWp solar PV, 389kWh battery storage facility commissioned at Miro Forestry and Timber Products’ Tonkolili factory marks a new milestone for sustainability in Sierra Leone’s forestry sector. he renewable energy system will be able to provide 25% of the factory’s power.
The Power Up campaign calls wealthy nations to greatly increase climate adaptation funding. The campaign will initially focus on five African countries with the potential to be trailblazers in growing energy access – Kenya, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Tanzania. But in 2023, Power Up is set to expand its focus on countries worldwide.
The Saudi Fund for Development sent a five-day working delegation to follow up on ongoing projects, including the rehabilitation and development of Fourah Bay Bay College (FBC), the construction of 100 solar boreholes, and the $25 million Saudi-funded Education Support Project.