RBF Stage 2: Rural Remote and Vulnerable Solar Market Development project

The RBF Fund opened with €1.5 million EUR in RBF incentives available to the private sector. The RBF Fund Stage 2 will be based on the foundational principles and structures as successfully developed and adapted during RBF Stage 1 program (2013-2018) with strategic design of key financing elements to ensure RBF incentives are more sensitively tuned to sustained market development in vulnerable and remote Lake and Central Zone markets.

The RBF Fund is open to the private sector through close in September 2020 and is focused on the Solar Pico-PV subsector (small solar home systems, lanterns, lanterns with phone charging) with geographic area throughout the rural districts of the 6 Lake Zone regions of Geita, Kagera, Mara, Mwanza, Shinyanga, and Simiyu and the 4 Central Zone regions of Kigoma, Tabora, Singida and Dodoma.

Pre-qualification deadline: May 6th. However, the RBF Fund will be opened to receive applications through multiple intake rounds until March 2020. 

Please note: Only products that meet Lighting Global Standards will be accepted.



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Award Due Date

2019-05-06 00:00:00



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Business Development

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The RBF Fund opens with €1.5 million EUR in RBF incentives available to the private sector.

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