UNOPS in final preparations to deliver three solar energy projects to Zinjibar District, Abyan Governroate

With support from IDA – World bank, and as part of the Yemen Emergency Electricity Access Project YEEAP, UNOPS is preparing to deliver three solar power projects in three schools in Zinjibar district, as off-grid solar power projects.

Zyad Jaber, Project Manger, thanked all those who coordinated for the delivery of equipment and facilitated the transportation and installation process. Jaber stressed the importance of these sustainable projects that serve local people, with particular focus on male and female students.

Jaber referred to the importance of collaboration of all efforts under the current circumstances in the country and the need for better cooperation with the private sector to supply and install solar power systems for critical institutions in rural and semi-urban areas.

The solar power system for every school composes of 60 PV panels, 48 batteries and 3 transformers for the full operation of the schools including laboratories, computers and fans during the summer time.

Yemen Emergency Electricity Access Project YEEAP, funded by the World Bank, with a 50 million USD grant from IDA, aims at improving access to power in rural and peri areas in the Republic of Yemen. The Project focuses on funding off-grid solar power projects by providing electricity supplies to 200 thousand households and restore power supplies to 1200 institutions in different governorates.