Website Working Group Participants

The renewables salone website working group has successfully held a fourth working group meeting at the EWRC office, Berwick Street on the 7th May 2019.

The working group comprises of members from different institutions, companies and organisations that have volunteered to make the renewables salone website a platfrom for coordination, networking and a centre for all renewable energy information in Sierra Leone.

This website was developed by the GIZ – Energising Development Programme (EnDev) as part of their support to the renewable energy sector to promote access to modern energy services in the country.

NIWA announced global pricing and availability details for PAYGO TVs in 32″, 24″, 19″ and 16″ size. The highly-acclaimed PAYGO TVs from NIWA are now available for pre-order with deliveries expected in March.

NIWA Solar TVs deliver a premium viewing experience with superior picture quality, triple tuner and lowest power consumption available. The TVs support digital satellite, digital terrestrial and analogue terrestrial signal reception. With only 13W power consumption the 32″ and 24″ are most popular models – best matching 50W, 40W solar systems for long hours of TV experience.

Bintumani D-SL, a German – Sierra Leone NGO, on the 29th and 30th November, 2018 held a two day workshop for Renewable Energy stakeholders and solar technicians in Sierra Leone at the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCET) Congo Cross Campus.

The organization which traced it formation from a group of Sierra Leoneans residing in Germany together with their German friends who took great interest in the country formed the organization some twenty years ago. Bintumani D-SL humanitarian

For years, I have been dreaming of contributing to Sierra Leone to help re-build this beautiful country. There is so much to be done. The last few years I started a project called 'Light Salone', with the aim of providing small-scale renewable energy to rural areas in Sierra Leone. We are a team of 10 people working passionately to innovate, with low-cost engineering solutions

In 2017 I was awarded Innovator of the year in Sierra Leone by the UNDP for my work on electricity. Over the years I have being working on providing electricity for my community through innovative ways of recycling waste material to valuable energy machines that can generate electricity for homes and small businesses.

How to deal with hazardous battery waste from Solar power in Developing countries? 

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Renewable Energy Day Sierra Leone, together with the continued support of GIZ/EnDev, held the 2nd Renewable Energy Day at the Prince of Wales School, Kingtom.

The purpose of the Renewable Energy day is to expose young people to career opportunities in renewable energy.

Several stakeholders in the renewable energy sector in Sierra Leone graced the occasion.

Participants were drawn from the Senior Secondary School classes of Arts, Science and commercial streams. All of them excited and willing to learn about concept renewable energy and the different career opportunities.

GIZ/Energising Development (EnDev) project has on today the 1st March, 2019 agreed to pay the tuition fees of fifty five (55) female student’s studying Renewable Energy at the Government Technical Institute (GTI), Kissy Dockyard.

The figure which will accumulate to Forty Two Million Leones (Le 42,000,000) will cover tuition and examination fees of the students until graduation. This initiative confirms Endev’s commitment to support Renewable Energy Sector and also to empower women to be major players in the RE sector.

Energising Development (EnDev) has held a one day networking event for stakeholders in the RE sector on December 14 in the Family Kingdom conference hall, Freetown.

The purpose of the event was to bring together stakeholders to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the sector and also to have an outlook for the coming year and a reflection of 2018.

African Development Bank, Nordic Development Fund and Partners launch Off-Grid Energy Access Fund with US$58 million

The Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (OGEF) had its first close on Thursday, 2 August 2018 with committed capital of US$ 58 million from the African Development Bank, the Nordic Development Fund, the Global Environment Facility, Calvert Impact Capital and All On. 

solar lamps school campaign
photo: Sulaiman Stephens

Oxfam has published an article on their experience with their solar study lamp campaigns, carried out within the PRESSD-SL project from 2014 until 2018.
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Energising Development (EnDev) has conducted a one day data collection training for technicians and installers in the renewable energy sector on December 13 2018.

The purpose of the training was to get technicians up to speed on how to use the EnDev collect app to register renewable energy installations.
The training was facilitated by EnDev technical expert Hamza Zbidi with support from EnDev staff.

Participants at the Networking Event

EnDev, together with various partners, have joined their efforts since 2016 to create this website on renewable energy in Sierra Leone. It is an is an online destination for news, data and relevant contacts in sector and a space to network, share developments and information.

On September 13th 2018, this site has officially been launched: