Solar Home Systems - improving the lives of rural, off-grid communities in Mozambique.
Submission of Expression of Interest
Submission of Full Proposal (only for EoIs shortlisted)
We have closed our 2020 MDF call. BRILHO would like to thank you all for your interest. A new MDF call will be launched in 2021, stay tuned!
BRILHO is a five-year programme, 2019 - 2024, that will catalyse Mozambique’s off-grid energy market in order to provide clean and affordable energy solutions to the country’s off-grid population. BRILHO’s overall goal is to improve and increase energy access for people and businesses, leading to money saving, better well-being and livelihood opportunities for the low income population.
BRILHO offers selected companies a unique mix of structured non-reimbursable funding and specialised support, to de-risk business initiatives that aim to achieve competitive commercial returns and provide off-grid energy solutions to low-income markets. Alongside, BRILHO supports the sector ecosystem development by improving access to information, setting quality benchmarks and advocating for a better regulatory framework.
BRILHO will take a broad definition of ICS, including biomass stoves (that offer at least 40% reduction in the use of fuels for cooking over the current technologies being used) and non-biomass stoves, allowing to support the use of alternative fuels: wood, charcoal, pellets, briquettes, biogas, LPG, ethanol, etc.
Universal access requires that households have at least SEforALL Tier 1 electricity, including access to improved lighting and communication. Particularly when linked to Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) mobile money technology, SHS are recognised as a quality affordable solution for off-grid households, as well as to power micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) with a range of productive use options.
Rural economic growth cannot happen without energy. Small direct current (DC) and larger grid-equivalent alternating current (AC) Green Mini-Grids (GMG) provide an opportunity to deliver higher energy service levels to both households and MSMEs.