VoltaView: Mini-Grid-25 Update

Date: 06/01/2023

NextEnergy Foundation has fully funded the assembly, transportation and installation of a Mini-Grid-25 system developed by VoltaView in the Tweyambe Secondary and High School, Tanzania. It will generate clean energy and drinking water for 15 years for 250 students and 500 neighbouring inhabitants. Please visit the project page for more details about the forecasted impacts of the system.

The Mini-Grid-25 arrived in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in November and was expected to be installed at the Tweyambe School by the end of 2022. However, several complications were encountered owing to local bureaucracy which delayed the release of the system from local authorities to VoltaView, as well as logistical challenges with the trucking company contracted to transport the Mini-Grid-25 from Dar es Salaam to the school.

Fortunately, the system has now reached its final destination and the photographs demonstrate that all materials stored in the container arrived safely. VoltaView will be returning to Tanzania to teach a local company to install the system and train a local engineer in its operation and maintenance in the coming weeks. A final update will be provided once the installation is complete and the system is fully functioning.