Multi-objective optimization of an autobahn EV charging station supplied by renewable energy (Wanitschke et al. 2016)
20. June 2016
RLI attends dena Power-to-Gas Annual Convention
22. June 2016

Handbook on sizing solar-hybrid mini-grid systems in East Africa

An overview of Talek Solar Power plant in Talek, Narok County. GIZ and other partners constructed the power plant which will connect residents of Talek town to power for domestic and industrial use.

Low electrification rates in Kenya are a major challenge for development despite untapped solar potentials. Off-grid systems (i.e. mini grids) are often the only feasible solution for the supply of electricity in rural areas. In order to develop financial viable projects, appropriate system sizing is crucial. Therefore, a clear approach for demand forecasting and a guideline for system sizing of solar-hybrid mini-grids have been developed, based on the Mini-grid-builder-tool by GIZ.

Project duration 01.06.2016 - 31.07.2016

© Photo: GIZ
Creation of a handbook, covering the compilation of the demand forecast and system sizing of the mini-grid and development of a concept for a one-day training on mini-grid demand forecast and system sizing and its implementation.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

What size shall it be? A guide to mini-grid sizing and demand forecasting



Elisa Papadis


Phlipp Blechinger

Team management