Austrian solar hybrid to electrify Tanzanians

Austrian renewables company RP Global has started work on the first phase of a solar-hybrid mini-grid project in Tanzania. RP Global is a majority shareholder in Jumeme Rural Power Supply, which has started construction of 11 new mini-grids that aim to provide electricity to over 80,000 people 24 hours a day

The mini-grids are being built on a cluster of islands in Lake Victoria and are equipped with battery storage to help electrify 20 villages.n Funding for the project has come through the EU’s ACP-EU Energy Facility and Tanzania’s Rural Energy Agency. Commissioning is scheduled to take place in June, RP Global said.

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