The Energy for Development (e4D) Network aims to enable a step-change in collaborative research and project development addressing the energy needs of rural communities in developing countries. So far e4D has installed six solar mini-grid projects in Sub-Saharan Africa with an installed capacity of 68.4kWp. The work is being led and coordinated by the Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG) at the University of Southampton.

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Type of organisation

  • Academia/Research Institute

Rural electrification expertise

  • Project Management
  • Research

Off-grid system used

  • Micro/Mini-grid
  • Stand-alone

RE-technology used

Based in

United Kingdom


AbuBakr Bahaj
Professor of Sustainable Energy