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Sunlabob returns to Liberia for solar supply to public institutions

2015-04-Liberia

This week Sunlabob finalized a contract to supply solar photovoltaic (PV) equipment to public institutions in Lofa County, Liberia.

As part of the Sustainable Solar Market Packages (SSMP) Pilot Project lead by the Rural and Renewable Energy Agency (RREA), the solar equipment will aid in the electrification of nine public buildings including high school classrooms, a library, youth center and women’s activity building, among others.

Sunlabob will also provide several solar-powered street lighting systems within the SSMP program, which is funded by the European Union.

Liberia, a West African country of about 4 million people, has one of the lowest electricity access rates in the world with an overall total of less than 2%.

“Sunlabob is thrilled to again be able to contribute to improving Liberia’s electricity access and its shift away from expensive, dirty diesel-based power,” said Andy Schroeter, Sunlabob CEO.

Sunlabob previously worked in Liberia in 2012 with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to install a solar system at the Rubber Science Technology Institute as well an additional solar system at an industrial training center in the town of Ganta.