BBOXX secures a deal in DRC to deploy off-grid solar solutions

Thursday, June 7, 2018

The government’s Energie pour Tous initiative, which puts off-grid solar at the heart of solving the significant energy access issue in the country, has made a significant stride forward with this collaboration.

The government programme aims to support national rural electrification through off-grid solar kits and mini-grids, recognising that traditional grid infrastructure is not a viable solution in rural areas. Read more: DRC welcomes innovative payment model

According to a company statement, under the agreement the government is providing an import tax exemption on the solar equipment. This will reduce the overall price of installing solar energy systems in the country, making it easier to reach the end customer.

Photo courtesy of Power Africa.

Source: ESI Afica (link opens in a new window)

energy access, off-grid energy, renewable energy, rural development