Challenge: Solmenz Engineering pinpointed Gwam Village in Niger State as emblematic of Nigeria’s rural electricity crisis, where communities languish without power, starkly contrasting global strides toward universal energy access. This gap hinders economic development, education, and quality of life, underscoring an urgent need for sustainable energy solutions.

Action: USADF, recognizing the transformative potential of renewable energy, awarded a $50,000 grant, supplemented by DDI’s project management and a private investor’s support, to develop a 15 kWp solar mini-grid, targeting scalable energy provision.

Result: The project, now boasting a 57kWp capacity, electrifies 156 households and businesses, showcasing a sustainable model for rural electrification and signalling a brighter future for Gwam Village, aligned with global energy transition efforts.