U.S-based global energy services firm Sunnova Energy International has partnered with non-profit organization Seeding Mercy to provide energy access to rural farmers in South Sudan through off-grid solar powered irrigation pump systems. The two companies are providing farmers with portable solar systems and irrigation pumps.
Until recently justice actors here were plagued with an inadequate power supply that delayed their work and ensured that cases were always backlogged. This had a ripple effect, leading to overcrowding in prisons with detainees awaiting court dates and delayed justice for complainants.
UNICEF has funded the construction of two mini water yards with boreholes equipped with solar powered pumps, elevated tanks and tap stands in South Sudan. The pumps were installed at two sites – at Hai Dome and Hai Bagdad. At each of the two sites, boreholes of 100 metres were drilled. The sites were then equipped with a 2.04 kWp solar panels.
As the least electrified country in the world, South Sudan’s energy sector is complex and closely tied to the cycle of conflict, and the country’s cursed dependence on oil.
The greater Horn of Africa – defined in this report as Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda – represents nearly a quarter of sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP, and is home to some of the fastest growing economies, but also many areas that face ongoing conflict and instability.
OFGEN Africa, a Nairobi based solar power developer and EPC has commissioned a 338.57 kWp & 0.75MWh off grid solar PV plant to power the UAP Equatorial Tower, the tallest building in Juba.
Thanks to a new private sector collaboration linking Scandinavia to Sub-Saharan Africa, a Norwegian company will be helping the International Organization for Migration harness solar energy to power a significant part of its ongoing joint humanitarian operations in Malakal, South Sudan, by early next year.
This USAID funded project, developed by AECOM International, incorporated a one-of-a-kind containerised PV storage solution by South African-based Sustainable Power Generation (SustainPower).