Off-grid, Solar | Democratic Republic of the Congo

IDJWI ISLAND

  • Location:
    SUD-KIVU PROVINCE, LAKE KIVU
  • Type:
    Hybrid Solar mini grid
  • Size:
    100 KWP PV SOLAR + 240 LITHIUM-ION STORAGE
  • Connections:
    400
  • Population:
    300,000 circa

    About the Project

Equatorial Power is one of few mini grid developers active in the DRC, starting from Idjwi island, in Lake Kivu, South Kivu District. The Idjwi island pilot project consists of a 100kWp solar-hybrid mini grid serving 400 connections and emphasizing productive use uptake. It is an exciting project because Idwji offers substantial scale potential and could be a ground-breaker for access to productive energy in the DRC. Phase 2 consists of 10 more mini grids (> 1MW of capacity), with the support of a number of large international tech companies and foundations.