Feb 08, 2013
Sierra Leone awards off-grid solar PV project contractsBack
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The installations – funded by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (Unido) – would provide reliable electricity supply to universities, training facilities and community centres to facilitate local enterprise development and improve Internet access.
“The efforts from Unido to electrify, through decentralised solar PV, are a prime example of how public–private partnerships can squarely address objectives such as improved education, increased job opportunities and greater communications access.”
The company would also provide hands-on operation and maintenance training with community members to build awareness and understanding to enable longevity of the solar systems.
“Without local capacity building, development of off-grid energy cannot be sustainable,” said Schroeter.
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