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Gigawatt Global Mini-Grid Pilots

Gigawatt Global’s engagement in Burundi started in 2014 in the planning of our 7.5MW solar PV project. The aim of this pilot project is to test two different mini-grid concepts. Each pilot project is an independent power producer powered by solar PV. Pilot 1 is focused on street lights to make a mixed commercial/residential neighborhood safer and more economically productive and Pilot 2 focuses on rural communities and businesses currently using diesel generated electricity. The pilots are built and tested in order to evaluate which action has the most benefit potential versus cost and roll-out plans will be prepared for the most successful pilot(s).

 

Project code: BUR12004

Project Type: Pilot

Sector: Solar PV

Location of Implementation: Bujumbura and Mubuga village, Burundi

Duration (months): 15

Organization: Gigawatt Global Cooperatief

Type of Organization: Private Company

Project Office: Gigawatt Global Burundi: Bujumbura-Burundi,Quartier Zeitmet 3 Avenue 1

Country of lead applicant: Netherlands

Website: http://www.gigawattglobal.com/

Status: ongoing