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Stiftung Solarenergie - Ethiopia II

Sun Control: Improved Technology for Handling and Financing Solar Home Systems in Ethiopia

Contract: 2012.04
Photovoltaics

Sun Control: Improved Technology for Handling and Financing Solar Home Systems in Ethiopia

Project Type :

Pilot Project

 

Technology :

Photovoltaics

Country :

Ethiopia

 

Project Status :

Completed

Projektstart :

July 2012

 

End of Project :

March 2014

Partners :

Solar Energy Foundation, Zürich, www.stiftung-solarenergie.ch, Harald Schützeichel

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Swiss Contribution

The Solar Energy Foundation already has REPIC support for various Solar Centers that offer solar technician training, set up, carrying out and developing their criteria. Therefore, it has a great deal of experience in Ethiopia, in the solar energy field.

Description

In this pilot project, 500 new Solar Home Systems shall be deployed and tested in Ethiopia. These systems are locally assembled and sold, but with subsidies during the pilot phase. The new Solar Home Systems shall facilitate the dissemination of solar technology through the use of a newly developed solar charge controller. In this way, users should obtain better information on the state of their Solar Home Systems, including the remaining service life. The integrated prepayment system will facilitate the financing of these Systems.

Documentation

The Final Report, “Sun Control- Pilotprojekt zum Einsatz verbesserter Technik zur Handhabung und Finanzierung von Solar-Home-Systemen”, is available at www.repic.ch.