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.
The purpose of the visit was to assess the five solar mini-grids constructed by Sunlabob on behalf of Plan International. This idea arose from consultations between, the management team of one of the Mini-Grids (Lengbamba), Sunlabob, and Daniel Koroma, who incidentally was also part of the Sunlabob team that constructed the Mini-Grids. They notify the team that four (4) out of five (5) charge controllers installed are faulty and the system is only partially working. That only one charge controller is presently working and is undercharging the batteries.
GIZ/EnDev decided to visit each of the five (5) sites in Lofa county and conduct thorough monitoring and assessment of each facility while also ensuring that each of the Mini-Grids is in an operational state.
A detailed technical assessment was done and shared in this report