Off-grid, Solar | Rwanda

GAKAGATI

  • Location:
    Nyagatare District
  • Type:
    Hybrid Solar mini grid
  • Size:
    120 KWP PV SOLAR + 130 LITHIUM-ION STORAGE
  • Connections:
    1000
  • Population:
    5,780

  About the Project

The proposed project entails development of a 120 kWp solar mini-grid plant to electrify the villages of Gakagati I and II in the Nyagatare District (Rwanda). The power plant will make circa 1,000 connections, with 931 households, 58 businesses, 3 churches, a school, a health center, 5 irrigation systems and 8 productive assets with a potential to expand from 120kWp to 240kWp capacity in 2 years. EP’s ambition is to prove the commercial viability of it holistic rural multi utility model in Rwanda and roll-out in scale, focusing on local business support through its Business Incubation program with strong gender, youth and job creating components.