“Achieving modern energy for all by 2030 is possible and brings with it big benefits for minimal expenditure.” - International Energy Agency
How it Works
Currently we are working in Godjiboué, a small village located in the south-west of the Ivory Coast.
We chose to launch the first project in Ivory Coast as it is a country with huge potential for introducing solar energy as an alternative energy source. Although solar power already exists in the country, it is still many people who need access to energy.
WHY COTE D'IVOIRE?
Of the countries where there is demand for off grid solar energy and we have a network, we finally landed on Côte d’Ivoire for the following reasons:
With an average of six hours of sunlight a day and small seasonal variations in sunset and sunrise, there is great potential for solar energy in the country.
With 69 % of the rural population lacking access to electricity, there is great demand for off grid solar energy. This equals roughly 7,8 million people.
The economic outlook:
Described as Africa’s fastest growing economy in 2016 by the IMF, Côte d’Ivoire has seen enormous economic growth since the end of the civil war. Real GDP growth is forecasted to remain high.
Power Up works with people, companies, governments, nonprofits and other organizations to develop off grid solar energy. Our partners contribute to build stronger communities.