EnDev Rwanda publishes its Off-Grid Sector Status Report 2017

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Rwanda 2018/05/25

25 May 2018

The annual issue of the report for Rwanda provides an assessment of the off-grid solar lighting and mini-grid market development in Rwanda

Off-Grid Sector Status Report 2017 for Rwanda

Rwanda Off-grid sector status report 2017.PNG Off-Grid Sector Status Report 2017 for Rwanda

EnDev Rwanda publishes its annual issue of the Off-Grid Sector Status Report for Rwanda. It provides an assessment of off-grid solar lighting and mini-grid market development in Rwanda, highlighting the sector’s achievements and challenges.

Key findings

Key findings on the sector in general are that the market for solar lighting has become more dynamic, thanks to impressive growth seen in the solar home system (SHS) market segment, increasing interest from investors and financial institutions, an enabling policy environment, and regulatory conditions that have allowed the sector to operate with relative ease and minimal interference.

The market dynamics have, however, shifted to a predominantly SHS-dominated, pay-as-you-go (PAYG) market, delivering a wide variety of product offerings. The mini-grid market remains nascent but has taken some strides forward. Four private actors are now operating mini-grids, and there is increased coordination among stakeholders to support market development.

The report is available for download here.

More on the EnDev country project Rwanda can be read here.