2030 Finance | December 13, 2017

Africa GreenTec commissions village solar system in Niger

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The German startup is installing a solar-based power system in Amaloul Nomade, an off-grid village on a route used by 90% of African refugees.

Less than 15% of Niger’s population has access to electricity, compared to 37% for sub-Saharan Africa as a whole. Africa GreenTec’s Torsten Schreiber says electricity access is key to “comfort, access to education and knowledge and new prospects”.

The village-power system includes a 41-kilowatt photovoltaic installation and a 60-kilowatt/hour battery storage system.

The project is backed by the German Investment and Development Company (DEG) as part of the government’s International Climate Initiative, and unspecified private investors.