Solar Mini-grid Development in Rwanda

The project aimed to build a 35kWp solar mini-grid or micro-grid in the eastern province, at the Rushonga market place. This mini-grid would provide access to clean energy to 40 small local businesses and 140 families and stimulate many income generating activities in Rushonga.


Outcome and Impact:

The project has an installed capacity of 30kWp and a battery bank of 336kWh which can supply up to 500 rural households with renewable energy. Through the cycle of the project development 39 local temporary employees were hired.

Project Developer

Neseltec LTD



Total Project Budget

EUR 251 097

EEP Africa Financing

EUR 175 000


Solar PV


Pilot project

Project Period

2015 - 2017