Business development, also known as “project development”, is the creation of long-term solutions in areas in need.
The process is as followed: We offer to purchase land where the installation can take place, fully finance the project through outside financial support, and install the project. Residents of that area must only then pay for energy used as a result. We conduct a survey to understand the need for the installation in the area (incl. how many people live in the area, incomes, no. of households, etc.). Once we have all this information, we create a local company which can design and install everything.
We see business development as a valuable way to reach communities, which would not be reached otherwise.
Meeting the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals
SOLAR23 values helping the United Nations achieve its goal to a more sustainable future, and therefore achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in place. Please see the goals business development would help achieve, listed below:
Links to the United Nation's page are also provided.
Meeting YOUR Needs
Below are just a few of the business development projects SOLAR23 has completed over the years, and an interactive map, which allows you to visualize the countries we have completed these types of endevours within.
Sustainable development through renewable energies in Senegal
Started in 2014, finished in 2020, SOLAR23 contributed to the design, engineering, implementation, deployment, operation, management, and maintenance of 40 mini-grids in the regions of Ziguinchoir, Kolda, and Tambacounda in Senegal.
This project achieved the following:
Connecting more than 3.000 people to electricity services within rural areas.
More than 100 electrified community services like (schools, health centers, maternity hospitals, churches, mosques, women community centers)
Establishing a communication plan for the project to promote the use of energy for productive and social purposes
Organizing training sessions to promote the use of energy efficiency solutions and vocational education for women and young entrepreneurs.
Ministry of Finance Zambia
Starting in 2020, and to continue for 10 years, SOLAR23 entered a grant to provide access to modern electricity services by mans of hybrid mini-grids and solar home systems.
This Project Achieves:
Access to capacity building,
Enabling entrepreneurship in Zambia,
Gender inclusion promotion in rural Zambia.
Helping environmental and social impact, such as noise pollution
Ministry of Finance Gambia
Design, Engineering, Supply, Installation, Operation, Maintenance of 6 Solar Power Supply Systems in The Gambia with a Total PV Power of 300 kWp.
This Project Achieved:
Connecting women's associations to the electricity services within rural area
Connecting Banjul Trade Fair & Business Incubation Centre to the national electricity services
Promote the use of solar energy and energy efficiency solution in The Gambia
Using Banjul Trade Fair Centre as an outstanding reference to show the benefits of solar energy and the impact of solar energy to the productive activities
Presenting the use of solar energy and for service providers such as: schools, health centers, and public administrations
Scaling up access to modern electricity services on a regional scale in rural Sub-Saharan Africa by means of a fee for service model.
Scaling up access to modern electricity services in the Segou sand Sikasso regions through PV kits and PV-diesel hybrid solar mini-grids and on the basis of a fee for service model.
Beginning in 2014 and finished in 2020, SOLAR23 completed two business development projects which achieved successful implementation, deployment, management, and maintenance of 2 mini-grids in Beleco and Fakola and 300 SHS in the regions of Segou and Sikasso in Mali, resulting in connecting 2.700 households to energy services.