DR Congo: Local provider to commission 1.3MW in Goma

Issue 405 - 05 Dec 2019 | 3 minute read

Local mini-grid solar provider Nuru expects to commission a 1.3MW solar plant in Goma in early January and aims to generate 8MW of power by the end of 2020 and supply power to 5m people in Democratic Republic of Congo by September 2024.Nuru chief executive and co-founder Jonathan Shaw moved to Béni in 2013 as a history professor. Faced with a local diesel generator suppling only three to four hours of power a day and regular voltage spikes of 400V, he installed a solar home system.

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