Promoting the use of Renewable Energy Solution for Households and Buildings in Rwanda

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Sector Buildings, Energy
Focus area Renewable energy (solar)
Type of action Strategy/Policy
Scope National
Stage Under development
Submitted to UNFCCC registry Yes
Start of initiative 2015
Financing and support details
Financing status Seeking financing
Total cost US$ 0.235 mln
Financing requested US$ 0.145 mln
Financing received to-date US$ 0 mln
Principal source of financing Not known
Principal type of financing Grant
Capacity building required Yes
Technology transfer required Yes
Additional information
Proponent(s) Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA)
International funder(s)
(no data)
Organization providing technical support
(no data)
Contact Mrs Mireille UWERA



Promote the use of solar water heaters and standalone solar powered lighting kits in rural and urban households and buildings

Activities: (2016 - 2030)
This Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) targets mitigation in the Housing sector in Rwanda and focuses on promoting the use of renewable energy technologies in rural and urban households and buildings across Rwanda.

The NAMA will promote the use of solar water heaters (SWH) in urban households and buildings (e.g. hotels, hospitals, hostels) and the use of standalone solar powered lighting kits in rural households, housing classified as ‘social’ and/or ‘affordable’ and small commercial establishments (e.g. shops, micro-enterprises etc.)

The NAMA will encourage the development of a local businesses and industry by creating a market for solar lighting kits and SWH which are currently imported into Rwanda. This will allow the private sector to play a positive and central role in the success of the NAMA, as the private sector will be the hardware and service provider.

Impact and MRV

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Cumulative GHG reductions: 0.643 MtCO2e
Mitigative capacity:

No information has been provided on mitigative capacity


Social: Energy access

Way to meet daily hot water demand via SWH

Economic: Reduce dependence on imported fuels

Job opportunities in the manufacturing, supply, installation, operation and maintenance fields

Environmental: Improve indoor air quality and health

MRV Framework:
No MRV plan has been defined

The full cost of preparation covers the cost of preparation for the NAMA Design and Document (0.110MUSD), a Comprehensive Survey (0.035MUSD), and institutional level Capacity Development Support for NAMA finance and MRV (0.09MUSD).