22 Winners Emerge In The Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge
GE Africa and the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) this weekend announced 22 winners in the second round of their Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge. Including winners from Ethiopia, Nigeria and Kenya, the winning projects include 14 solar developments, six biogas generation projects, one wind turbine system and a small hydroelectricity power plant.
Winners of the 2014 Off-Grid Energy Challenge include:
Jamii Power Limited will expand an existing 11 kW solar-based mini-grid to 33 kW, providing a pilot platform to test its innovative smart meter which pools users and allows improved grid management and reduced non-technical losses.