Case Study: Sahelia Solar
Increasing clean and affordable energy access in rural areas in Burkina Faso
Sahelia Solar is an eco-inclusive enterprise located in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, and specialises in the design and supply of a range of solar energy systems. Sahelia Solar operates in three main sectors; residential, commercial and industrial, and offers both pre-pay and pay-as-you-go (PAYG) models, enabling low income or capital poor customers to benefit from solar energy systems. The enterprise offers solar solutions with hybrid or autonomous systems. The product range comprises solar backup systems as an alternative energy source for customers who are already connected to the national energy network, solar kits for rural and remote communities who require night-time lighting, and solar hot water systems.
SEED 2018 Case Study Series
This case study is enhanced with short multimedia features that showcase the innovation, the partnership, the support from SEED and the overall impact of the enterprise. It is part of the SEED 2018 Case Study Series, which emanated from the SWITCH Africa Green project "Promoting Eco-Entrepreneurship in Africa", implemented by SEED. This Case Study Series showcases locally-driven, innovative eco-inclusive enterprises which are demonstrating sustainable development on the ground across Africa.