Microgrids

Renewvia Energy's Rural Microgrid Development and Operation Model is designed to scale reliable power in areas that are either unserved by conventional utilities, or ineligible for grid extension. Renewvia constructs standalone and hybrid solar photovoltaic and battery-powered plants that are designed to accommodate additional capacity
from wind or other sources of electricity.

While many communities do not have reliable source of energy, far too many rely on dangerous, expensive or limited sources of electricity. Some have installed home solar kits. Many more, along with businesses, use diesel generators.  Since none of these will meet the community’s demand, our model does not depend on “selling” but instead, on meeting a need in a manner that is: (1) conducted in partnership with the community;
(2) affordable and reliable; (3) capable of scaling to meet growing demand; and
(4) provides a sustainable return on investment.

Download the most recent report on our Microgird activity in sub-Saharan Africa.

Kalobeyei Settlement and Town Solar Microgrids

Turkana County, Kenya
two Solar-battery Microgrids | PAYGO
Renewvia Energy Community Microgrid
In September 2019, Renewvia commissioned two solar microgrids serving the UNHCR-run Kalobeyei Settlement and nearby Kalobeyei Town.
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Ndeda Island Solar and Wind Microgrid

Lake Victoria, Kenya
Solar- and Wind-Battery Microgrid | PAYGO
Renewvia Energy Community Microgrid
In February 2019, Renewvia added a wind turbine to its solar microgrid, which has provided this island community with access to affordable and reliable power since July 2018.
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USTDA Feasibility Study - 8 Solar Microgrids in Kenya

Multiple Sites, Kenya
Solar Battery Microgrid | PAYGO
Renewvia Energy Community Microgrid
Through Power Africa, the U.S. Government-led partnership to reduce energy poverty, Renewvia completed a feasibility study in 2019 for eight microgrids totally 1.5 MW in last-mile communities across Kenya.
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Ringiti Island Solar Microgrid

Lake Victoria, Kenya
Solar-Battery Microgrid | PAYGO
Renewvia Energy Community Microgrid
Since Renewvia piloted and proved its PAYGO system on both Ringiti and Ndeda Islands in 2018, hundreds of residents have signed up to be connected to the microgrid.
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USTDA Feasibility Study - 25 Solar Microgrids in Nigeria

Multiple Sites, Nigeria
Solar-Battery Microgrid | PAYGO
Renewvia Energy Community Microgrid
Through Power Africa, the U.S. Government-led partnership to reduce energy poverty, Renewvia completed a feasibility study in 2018 for 25 microgrids totaling 5 MW of power across Nigeria.
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Uganda Solar Microgrid Development

Mubende District, Uganda
Solar-Battery Microgrid
Renewvia Energy Community Microgrid
Renewvia opened an office in Uganda in 2018 to develop a pipeline of solar microgrids in the central region of the country.
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Ngore Solar Microgrid

Lake Victoria, Kenya
Solar-Battery Microgrid | Canopy System
Renewvia Energy Community Microgrid
In 2016, Renewvia developed a solar canopy microgrid for the lakeside community of Ngore, where the only sources of power were burning kerosene and diesel or the use of disposable batteries.
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Got Kachola Solar Microgrid

Lake Victoria, Kenya
Solar-Battery Microgrid | Canopy System
Renewvia Energy Community Microgrid
Since Renewvia began working in Got Kachola in 2016, dozens of families and businesses in this small lakeshore community have connected to the solar canopy microgrid.
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Lakeview Fisheries Hybrid Solar Microgrid

Lake Victoria, Kenya
Hybrid Solar Microgrid | Battery Storage | Rooftop System
Kenya Power and Lighting (KPLC)
Renewvia partnered with Lakeview Fisheries in 2015 to build, own and operate a solar powered hybrid microgrid on its initial hatchery facility.
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Saipan Hybrid Solar Microgrid

Gualo Rai Village, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
Hybrid Solar Microgrid | Battery Storage | Rooftop System
Commonwealth Utilities Corporation
In 2015, Renewvia developed its first hybrid solar microgrid with over 200 kW of battery storage for a housing complex in Saipan.
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