Female Solar PV Students at the Government Technical Institute in Freetown, Sierra Leone

In July 2017, the Renewable Energy Centre at the Government Technical Institute (GTI), Kissy Dockyard, Freetown, conducted a Laboratory Week on Solar PV installation for women only.

The objective was to “boost” the female students. A total of 43 students are currently enrolled in the Solar PV Technologies NTC at GTI, 15 of them are girls in their first year.

Mary J. Lebbie, employee at the sanitation centre
During the visit to the so called “Solar Toilet” in Bo, Mary J. Lebbie, who is one of the three employees, working at the facility, shared information about the project. The sanitation centre, located next to the Waste Management Centre in Bo, opened in 2016 and was supported by Welthungerhilfe (WHH) and GIZ/EnDev. The energy is supplied by solar panels installed on the rooftop of the new built building.

Staff of St. George Foundation and manager of Westwind Energy

“We now have a facility we call: Cook clean, cook quick“, is what the staff of St. George Foundation stated during our visit.On July 6th, the International Women's Club donated two “Wonder Rocket Stoves” to St. George Foundation, located in Grafton, Western Area Rural.

Mr. Foday Sheku Dumbuya (EnDev) and Mrs. Golda Williams (REASL) in their shared EnDev-REASL office

In February 2016 the Government of Sierra Leone launched the “Energy Revolution”, committing to reach 250.000 households with modern solar solutions by 2018 and achieve “Power for All” by 2025.

Charging station in Talia

Promoting Renewable Energy Services for Social Development – Sierra Leone (PRESSD-SL) is an EU funded project with the aim to promote renewable energy services for social development in Sierra Leone. Started in 2014, PRESSD-SL Project is implemented and co-funded by Welthungerhilfe, Cooperazione Internationale (COOPI), IBIS and Energy for Opportunity (ENFO).

Renewable Energy Roadshow Sierra Leone
EnDev Team showcasing the importance of solar during the road show 

In November 2016, GIZ/EnDev was invited by Ms. Aminata Dumbuya, Campaign Director of Power for All, to partake in a tour outreach enveloping Kambia and Portloko, with the aim of supporting the Renewable Energy Association of Sierra Leone (REASL) through propagating the importance of Solar Energy.

The people of Bayama community in Kono District, Eastern Sierra Leone, are now benefitting from a solar charging center provided by the PRESSD project which was installed in October 2016. The facility was part of an effort by development partners to alleviate poverty and increase the socio – economic activities of the people of Bayama.

Israel’s leading solar developer “Energiya Global” to invest US$1billion in ECOWAS over the next four years to advance green energy power projects.

Energy Revolution Exhibition EnDev Director
EnDev Project Manager Hartlieb Euler, displaying his excitement

The Exhibition named ENERGY REVOLUTION SIERRA LEONE was planned to create an awareness of the level at which Sierra Leone has been involved in the global energy revolution.