Scaling Up Renewable Energy in Senegal

Renewable energy powers economies. It does so by creating new jobs, stimulating entrepreneurial initiative and private investment, and increasing the professional opportunities and skills of the local workforce. Demonstrating pathways to reducing diesel dependence in rural areas can also give a boost to the promotion of an inclusive economic growth. Through the Scaling Up Renewable Energy (SURE) program, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is awarding grants of up to $250,000 to eligible for-profit companies whose businesses or products are powered by renewables. Experts will provide business support and coaching on skills such as business planning, accounting, financial controls, sales, after-sales service, and budgeting.

By supporting market-driven solutions powered by renewables, USAID will help the Government of Senegal and the private sector to promote inclusive economic growth, enhance livelihoods for women and youth, and help Senegal meet its goal of 10 percent emissions reduction by 2030. 

SURE is a contract implemented by Tetra Tech. The SURE activity works primarily in rural areas of Senegal and will operate from January 2022 to December 2024. Read the SURE Senegal fact sheet.

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United States Government Provides Up To $475,000 To Power Up Agribusiness And Fishery Value Chains With Solar Energy

The United States Government announced up to $475,000 in grants to support eligible Senegalese renewable energy developers to expand access to reliable, affordable, and clean energy for commercial and industrial (C&I) agribusinesses and fisheries. Through the Scaling Up Renewable Energy (SURE) program, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide three grants of up to $125,000 each to encourage private sector investment in renewable energy and the use of more solar solutions in agricultural and fisheries value chains in Senegal.

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Fact Sheet: Modernization Of Pumping In Rural Boreholes

Diesel-powered water pumps have high fuel and maintenance costs, as well as significant noise and air pollution. Manual pumps are physically demanding and often lack formalized organizational structures to maintain the pumps and prevent them from falling into disrepair. SURE will support water and equipment providers to convert these with solar-powered water pumps, which will help lower costs and improve service quality and availability for customers.

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Le service d'eau rentable, durable et fiable assuré par des pompes solaires ouvre la voie à des investissements accrus dans les solutions solaires de la part des banques et des compagnies des eaux.
Group of rural women collecting water at a solarized water point.
The cost-effective, sustainable, and reliable water service from solar powered pumps paves the way for increased investment in solar solutions by banks and water companies.
Group of rural women collecting water at a solarized water point.
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Appuyer les Petites Entreprises dans les Zones Non Raccordées au Réseau Électrique Grâce à des Services de Réfrigération, de Fourniture d'Énergie et de Mobilité Électrique Basés Sur l'Énergie Solaire

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