GAM-Solar and Gambia

GAM-Solar and Gambia

GAM-Solar and Gambia. About The Gambia

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The Republic of The Gambia, is a country in West Africa. It is the smallest country within mainland Africa and is surrounded by Senegal, except for its western coast on the Atlantic Ocean. The Gambia is situated on both sides of the lower reaches of the Gambia River, the nation’s namesake, which flows through the center of the Gambia and empties into the Atlantic Ocean.

The Gambia’s economy is dominated by farming, fishing, and especially, tourism. In 2015, 48.6% of the population lived in poverty. In rural areas, poverty is even more widespread, at almost 70%.

GAM-Solar and Gambia: The real problem

The real problem of energy in Gambia. The real problem of the large scale implementation of solar power for electricity generation in the Gambia is the lack of financing. The electricity supply in The Gambia is very unstable. Every day large parts of The Gambia are without electricity. Larger parts of the countryside have no electricity at all. The demand in the cities is greater than the installed generation capacity.

GAM-Solar and Gambia: Our solar energy solution

This explains why there is such a great need to relieve the electricity grid with solar panels. Because a solar panel in The Gambia will generate a factor of 1.8 more energy on an annual basis than the same panel could supply in countries such as Europe. So why not fund more solar energy projects at relatively lower investment costs to provide water and electricity to rural people as well as to meet urban demand? From our perspective, being on site and building plant capacity can minimize financial risks and even enable return on investment, because the solar energy itself is free…

GAM-Solar Energy Vision

GAM-Solar Energy Vision must and is the most innovative turn-key supplier of solar energy solutions in The Gambia. GAM-Solar Energy Vision For all our various types of customers in the three key sectors. This is important for development in West Africa such as: clean water, electricity and irrigation for food production.

GAM-Solar Energy Mission

GAM-Solar Energy’s mission is to play a leading role in Climate Change related projects in the key-sectors for development: Water, Electricity (for Income Generation) and Food production (by solar powered irrigation systems for agricultural projects). For more details visit our page fulfill projects or contact us by email for more information about our trust fund.

GAM-Solar Energy Trust Fund

GAM-Solar and Gambia
In recent years GAM-Solar Energy have provided more than 400,000 people in 375 villages with running clean water and growing. GAM-Solar started a Solar Trust Fund in May 2017 with financing from private donors, as well from the communities. The funds are used to finance the procurement of solar water pump systems for selected rural communities, where the people have agreed to pay an affordable fee for clean drinking water. In this way they repay the investment and ensure the sustainability of the systems for future maintenance costs.
GAM-Solar and Gambia

GAM-Solar water meter.

Every household that uses the water project will be connected to the water net by means of these meters. People can top up the meter per household. To date, more than 100,000 people in 120 villages have benefited from this program, repaying investments in water resources of less than D10 ($0.20) per capita per month. It is important that the investment system is repaid in 2 years.