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Rental Solar Power for Food Processing in Tanzania

The project will scale Redavia’s “pay-as-you go” industrial solar power service to other remote businesses, particularly into the food processing sector. The project overcomes the barriers of high up-front costs and long off take agreements by offering SMEs a standard, modular, and redeployable solar farm on a flexible, pre-financed rental basis. This scaling will leverage Redavia’s existing commercial, technology, and financing platforms. Target food processing sub-segments are coffee, tea, oilseeds and cashews, which suffer from frequent (up to 25% of the time) power outages and/or high-cost diesel-generator power. The power is expected to empower rural women particularly through mechanisation of food processing and creating higher value jobs.

Project code: TAN8037

Project Type: Scale up

Sector: Solar PV

Location of Implementation: Tanzania

Duration (months): 13

Organization: Redavia GmbH

Type of Organization: Private company

Project Office: Klenzestrasse 42, 80469 Munich, Germany,  Local partner: Redavia Tanzania Asset Ltd, Peugeot House, 36 Ali

Hassan Mwinyi Rd., Dar Es Salaam. Tanzania

Country of lead applicant: Germany

Website: www.redaviasolar.com

Status: ongoing