A team of GIZ/EnDev staff comprising of Ali Toma Mohammed (Country Project/Program Manager GIZ/EnDev, Sierra Leone), Freeman K. Godu (Technical Project Coordinator, GIZ/EnDev Liberia), Daniel Koroma (Technician and Maintenance Officer, GIZ/EnDev Sierra Leone),
Sorie Kamara (Technical Driver, GIZ/EnDev Liberia) has concluded an eight (8) day monitoring and assessment visit in Lofa County, Liberia.

Every six months, GOGLA and The World Bank Group's Lighting Global program publish the Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report, a market intelligence series on sales and impact of off-grid solar lighting products, sold by GOGLA and Lighting Global affiliates. Since H2 2018, the report also includes sales numbers of off-grid appliances, in partnership with the Efficiency for Access Coalition.

January - June 2020 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report

  • The off-grid solar sector is playing an essential role in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Solar home systems and efficient appliances are keeping the lights on in health centers, powering local businesses and helping families stay connected and informed.

In Gbediah Town Timbo District, River Cess County, a new hospital is under construction. GIZ/EnDev supported Welthungerhilfe to temporarily install an 11.75kW Solar System that will help the people who coordinate and work towards completing the hospital.

The Rally Town hospital is in Grand Cess, Grand Kru County, Liberia. The laboratory received more than 100-150 patients on a daily average. Electricity has been one of the biggest challenged at the laboratory, most of the test that was to be conducted at the laboratory was transferred to Barclayville hospital, the capital of Grand Kru County.

Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) is today opening the Pre-Qualification stage of its first Call for Proposals (BGFA1) inviting off-grid energy companies to compete for results-based funding to bring clean, modern, and affordable energy to customers in peri-urban and rural areas of Burkina Faso, Liberia, and Zambia.

GreenMax Capital Advisors released today a briefing report on the market assessment conducted for the launch of the Green4Access First Loss Facility. The assessment covered 83 companies and 37 Financial Institutions (FIs) across 21 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

During the last days of September and the first days of October, a  9.3kW/ 11.6 Kva Solar System has been installed at the F.J. Grante hospital laboratory in Greenville City, Sinoe County. The installation was done through GIZ/EnDev under the GIZ health project.

To reduce the problem of deforestation and to fight against the global outcry for climate change, GIZ/EnDev introduced the Red Fire Pot to the local coal pot producers in Liberia. The Red Fire Pot (RFP) is an improved cookstove that was introduced and promoted on the Liberia market by local coal pot/stove producers that were trained by GIZ/EnDev to produce and sell the product. Two different sizes have been designed for household cooking in Liberia, (the medium and the small).

Dear Partners,

ACE TAF is at the forefront of promoting the use of stand-alone solar as a cost-effective way to provide clean energy to millions of households across Africa that do not have access. Many of these households are also low income or vulnerable.

Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) is today opening the Pre-Qualification stage of its first Call for Proposals (BGFA1) inviting off-grid energy companies to compete for results-based funding to bring clean, modern, and affordable energy to customers in peri-urban and rural areas of Burkina Faso, Liberia, and Zambia.

We’re happy to invite you to join us on a technical webinar on the topic of “Lightning and Surge Protection for Photovoltaic Systems”.
In this session, we’ll familiarize you with the residential and utility systems and the importance of lightning protection, from both commercial and technical aspects.

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