Shenzhen Lemi enters Ethiopian solar market

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Shenzhen Lemi, Chinese technology development company is to enter the Ethiopian market with its solar application products.
The company held a press conference and showcased its products at the beginning of last week to distributers of solar products at Capital Hotel.
The company has a range of products of off-grid solar home systems, solar street lights, solar controllers and inverters.
According Feng Xie, Chief Executive Officer of Lemi Shenzen, the company plans to make Ethiopia a hub to distribute its product to other African countries.
“The government of Ethiopia has set ambitious targets for expanding access to off-grid energy through solar technologies and Ethiopia’s market will be reliable for our company as we got many certification of quality from different bodies,” Feng Xie adds.
IFC, an arm of the World Bank is supporting renewable energy alternatives through their lighting Ethiopia program said Aster Mihiret representative of IFC adding that IFC earmarked 40 million USD in the form of a loan to support access to electricity including capacity building trainings in collaboration with the government and non-governmental bodies.
In 2014, the company provided 4028 set of PV solar home systems in partnership with the World Bank.
Ethiopia’s energy strategy aims to deploy 300 MW of solar by 2020, which is one of the few countries in the world where the electric grid is nearly 100 percent supplied by renewable resources.
Ethiopia’s government has set ambitious targets for expanding access to off-grid energy through solar technologies which means 33.6 million lanterns, 4000,000 solar house systems and 3600 solar photovoltaic (PV) system for rural health centers, schools and other government offices centers by 2020.
“We are committed to providing high quality solar application which are reliable and cost effective solar power solutions and latest clean energy technologies,” said Feng Xie.
According to International Energy Agency, more than 600 million people in Africa lack access to electricity, of which about two-thirds of the population lives without grid electricity in sub-Saharan Africa.
Established in 2004, Shenzhen Lemi Technologies Development has delivered more than 700,000 sets of high quality products all over the world and well received in more than 30 countries that benefited more than 5 million people in un-electrified areas.