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Demonstrating A Scalable Revenue Model for Community Solar Water Pumping in Ethiopia

Funder: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Project Timeline: December 1, 2022 - November 30, 2025

Country: Ethiopia

Program Areas: Clean Energy and Environment and Clean Energy

Contact: Jennifer Holthaus,

Working in 10 pilot communities in the Amhara  and Oromia regions of Ethiopia, the project will facilitate local private developers to replace existing diesel-fueled community water pumps with solar-powered pumps. The goal is to demonstrate a revenue model that encourages private developers to invest in cleaner power systems in this sector, and to lay the groundwork for scaling-up installation of solar-powered water pumps to 100 communities during the project’s second phase.