Rural Services Foundation

Rural Services Foundation

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Solar Power RSF

Installation of SHS is one of the main activities of RSF. From its inception RSF has install 598,431 SHS by Mar, 2019 through its 205 Unit Offices under IDCOL, GTZ and RSF own financing program.

At present IDCOL is financing for 30 Wp and above size through REREDP Program, So lower income group into the renewable energy technology program. RSF has initiated the project with the financial support of GTZ. The project is speculated as pilot project to find out the sustainability. After successful implementation of the project, now it is incorporated into the IDCOL regular program.

Successful implementation of small SHS has inpired to take pilot initiative for finding the technical and economical scope and impact of mini SHS. With the financial support of GTZ, RSF is implementing the program at field level. Under the framwork of the project, RSF is installing 500 small solar home systems for the very low income group. The system is based on 7.5 Wp PV module with a 7.5 Ah rechargeable maintenance free battery and few small lighting devices. Main targeted users of the system are small grocery shop, small home business as well as small homein rural areas where there is no electricity.