Call for proposals: solar AC and solar DC village grids in Rwanda

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Rwanda 2018/01/15

15 January 2018

EnDev Rwanda promotes village grids and launches its 6th call for proposals

Call for proposals

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Together with its partner Urwego Bank, EnDev implements an RBF project providing financial incentives (grants) to private project developers to invest in solar village grids in Rwanda.

Companies can apply for a financial incentive for the commissioning and operation of a solar village grid by submitting a sound project proposal. The call for proposal is open until 20 February 2018. Urwego Bank will sign contracts with accepted companies; and the incentive is paid after commissioning and verification of the village grid.

For companies to receive the incentive, they have to connect customers in remote rural areas with solar village grids: A mini-grid based on solar or solar-diesel systems (min. 50% of energy produced from solar); could be either AC or DC.

The call for proposals, which includes information on eligibility, technical requirements, and the process is available here. Application documents are available here.

For more information about EnDev Rwanda, see the project’s page here.