The government, international donors and various NGOs collaborate in various larger development programs or projects that include renewable energies. 

Current programs or projects

Name

Key activities

Implementer

Region

Funded by

Duration

Promoting Renewable Energy Services for Social Development (PRESSD)

Installation of SHS for Charging Centres, Energy Hubs, Agricultural Business Centres, Clinics, Community Banks, Schools  3 mini-grids and trainings.

ENFO, COOPI, WHH, Oxfam   

Kenema, Kailahun, Kono, Port Loko, Kambia, Bombali

EU    

2014- 2018

Power for All

Campaing on renewable energy awereness

Power for All

nation-wide

DFID

2016 - ongoing

Rural Renewable Energy Project

A total of 50 plus 40 mini-grids at health facilites

Ministry of Energy, UNOPS

Nation-wide

UK-Aid

2017-ongoing

Solar Street Lights Installation of 8471 solar street lights in the fourteen district headquarter towns across the country Ministry of Energy     Nation-wide       until 2017

WASH Consortium

Implementation of solar water pumps for decentralized water supplies

Oxfam, Concern, Save the Children, Action against Hunger

Freetown

DFID

ongoing

Biodiversity Conservation Project

Solar Charging Centres to support Biodiversity Conservation

GEF

Outamba Kilimi National Park, Loma Mountains National Park, Kangari Hills Non-Hunting Forest Reserve    

World Bank    

2011

Apex Bank Solar Systems

Provision of SHS for Financial Service Associations and Community Banks

Kafeibu Constructions

nation-wide

IFAD

2017

Energy Revolution initiative

Government-led initiative, as part of the Energy Africa Policy Compact signed by the Government of Sierra Leone with the Government of the UK in February 2016 to achieve Power for all by 2025

Ministry of Energy

Nation-wide

 

2016-ongoing

Advancing Partners and Communities

Solar systems for health facilities

JICA, JSI, ACF       

Nation-wide

USAID        

2015-2017

Barefoot Women Solar College

Training centre, courses for illiterate women, installation of Solar Systems

Ministry of Energy            

Nation-wide

 

ongoing

Environmental Foundation for Africa

Training and education programmes on solar energy, learning centre with workshop and demonstration objects

EFA

 

different donors

ongoing

Government Technical Institute (GTI)

3 year course at the Renewable Energy Centre

GTI

Freetown, Kissy Dockyard

Government Sierra Leone

ongoing

Electricity Sector Reform Roadmap

Roadmap to reform the Electricity Sector

MCCU, Ministry of Energy

Nation-wide

 

2017     

Playhouse Foundation

SHS for health facilities and schools

Playhouse Foundation, EnDev

Kono, Kailahun

Playhouse Foundation, EnDev

ongoing

Renewable Energy Association of Sierra Leone (REASL)

Private Sector Association

 

Nation-wide, Freetown

 

2016 - ongoing

Rural Energy Activating Livelihoods (REAL)

Provide electricity and employment options (charging centre) to rural population

EFA

Nation-wide

EU

ongoing
Energy Efficient Production and Utilisation of Charcoal through Innovative Technologies Improving charcoal production (charcoal kilns) and dissemination of improved cook stoves (300 industrial, 700 institutional and 14,000 household models) UNDP Nation-wide gef 2012-2019
Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI)     Installation of over 900 solar powered fridges for cooling vaccinations. Ministry of Health Nation-wide UNICEF 2003 - ongoing
Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) Support the efforts of West Africa and Sahel countries to accelerate the deployment of pico-PV (<10W), SHS and standalone PV systems for rural public services and productive uses. ECREEE 19 Countries in total: 15 ECOWAS and 4 Countries(Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Chad,and Mauritania) WORLD BANK GROUP Ongoing