Manufacturing and sales of solar home systems in Rwanda

The project’s objective was to establish the first local manufacturing plant of affordable solar home systems in Rwanda. The project aimed to lower the cost of solar home systems by introducing manufacturing and assembly of solar panels locally. With the right financial incentive for the customer it hoped to boost the sales of solar kits up to the level of commercial viability. Rural households would achieve cost savings by spending less on lighting and phone charging, and will also see significant economic, health, education, and social benefits.

Project Developer



Total Project Budget

EUR 111 340

EEP Africa Financing

EUR 90 761


Solar PV


Pilot project

Project Period

2015 - 2017