Tanzania’s electrification rate requires improvement, with under 40% of the population having access to electricity. Solar could be the solution to this.

According to initial renewable energy mapping studies, Tanzania has solar resources equivalent to that of Spain, and its potential for wind power exceeds that of California. Tanzania experiences between 2,800 and 3,500 hours each year with high solar irradiation levels (between 4 kWh and 7 kWh per m² each day).

Planned Projects

Tanzania has an incredible electricity reform roadmap with 100 MW planned for solar PV projects and 200MW in wind energy installations by 2024. Tanzania aims to produce 6,000 MW from renewable energy by 2025 — a target that the country is set to achieve with the following solar projects.

A 150 MW solar project is in the works, financed by the French government and located in the sunniest region of Tanzania: the Kishapu District, Shinyanga. It is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 22,400 tonnes of CO2 eq/year whilst reducing the country’s dependence on hydropower.

In terms of regulations on solar products, solar PV equipment and associated components (with the exception of solar lights) are exempt from import duties and VAT.


SegenSolar has a variety of off-grid solar products that are perfect for installation in Tanzania. If you are a homeowner, you can get in touch for more details about our work in Tanzania. If you are a solar installer, you can register to our free portal to explore the product range.