The IPES RURAL project ended on 30th September 2015. Its main objective was to improve access to energy in remote areas of Mauritania. The project has enabled access to electricity through power plants connected to a mini-grid or stand-alone solar home systems, where each house has its own small solar energy installation. As a result, 56,000 people now benefit from improved access to electricity from solar PV. Most have gained access through the systems installed in schools, providing electricity for lighting, or because their shops now have electricity for fridges and other appliances. But there are also many direct beneficiaries, since 3,800 homes now have access to electricity that is mainly used for lighting, charging mobile phones and other small appliances.
Implementing body: ADER (Agence de Développement d’électrification Rurale) and IED – Innovation Energie Développement
Donor: EU and the Government of Mauritania
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