German rental solar company Redavia has begun operating two mini-grids which will serve as pilots for a possible roll-out across the country. The two 89kWp solar photovoltaic and Qinous lithium-ion battery-powered mini-grids at Isenzanya and Shitunguru villages, in the Songwe region, could serve up to 1,000 households in the area. The projects are the company’s first community-based solar container plants. 
The projects emerged after Redavia began looking for new opportunities in Tanzania following the completion of its first project at Shanta Gold’s New Luika mine in 2014.