Frequently Asked Questions on Solar Home Systems

There is no capacity ceiling as it is dependent on customer demand.

  • Only systems deployed after signing the Agreement between REA and the grantee will be considered.
There is no cap per company, however grant % reduces over time and the range will be reviewed periodically and may change based on market conditions.

The timeline for MSCF is quarterly and for OBF it is based-on a verification timeline that will depend on the completeness of the customer data submitted.

  • The programme was not designed for new entrants to the market and not the right tool for start-ups. However, there will be technical support for start-ups and company development down the road.

To the extent that the company is the service provider then this company is eligible to apply to the program.

There is a Quality Assurance Framework and an IVA in place to carry out evaluations.

The disbursement will be in Naira however, the devaluation of the naira will be considered as a case for revising the grant threshold amounts

Companies will be considered for an invitation to apply for MSCF based on track record and relatively ambitious company profile/ business plans. Read more on the REA website SHS program.

The grant will need to be tailored to improve efficiency and expand business operation of the company and not as a subsidy to the customers. Verification agency will also gather data on pricing and any companies found to be engaging in predatory pricing will be dismissed from the program.

Registration is done once however disbursements will be on until the grant is phased out.

Technically the company can decide what payment method to accept but the sustainability of such a business strategy would be highly doubtful

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