Novel Energy Limited is a renewable energy development company based in Rwanda. Our company focuses on introducing new age efficient conversion technologies to revolutionise the renewable energy sector of the country.
We own and operate the assets we build and aim to be a substantial contributor to Rwanda’s national grid. We consider electricity to be a necessity and support the Government’s electrification plans.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. It is our responsibility to create a world for our children where the environment does not require protection.
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
The best time to have transitioned to renewable energy was a decade ago; the next best time is today.
It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do.
This 500 kW micro hydro power project has been successfully comissioned along the Gaseke River in the Gakenke District and will contribute to the national grid of Rwanda.
This pilot project will be the first of its kind in Rwanda and will showcase the conversion of an agricultural residue (rice husk) into clean energy.
Once operational, our projects will contribute towards a cleaner and greener Rwanda by contributing to the following metrics each year:
Alternative energy is a future idea whose time is past. Renewable energy is future idea whose time has come.
All people around the world have access to free energy sources. Electric power is present everywhere in unlimited quantities and can drive the world’s machinery without the need of coal, oil or gas.
Every day we are charting new ground together and are on a lookout for talented individuals to join our team.
NewTimes: Ankush Chhabria, the man behind the project, told The New Times that they started construction in June 2015 and finished last August. “From August it took us three months for equipment installation and for the last month or so we have been in the testing phase. The plant is ready for commissioning and hopefully with the support of the utility we be commissioning in the next 10 days,” Chhabria said.
The NewTimes: Ankush Chhabria, the managing director of Novel Renewable Energy, (the implementing firm), said the produced energy will be connected to national grid. The pilot project will produce 70 kilowatt per hour and could be rolled out to other areas of the country next year, he explained.
PRNewswire: Getting funding for small scale projects elsewhere is quite hard, Rwanda beats the odds,” said Ankush Chhabria, Managing Director of Novel Energy Limited. The Indian firm runs a “Power to the People” project including a 70 KW rice husk gasification plant in Nyagatare district, and a 500 KW mini-hydro power plant at Gakenke district.
The NewTimes: Ankush Chabria, the Managing Director of Novel Energy Ltd, is optimistic the Fund will have far reaching impact on small scale projects geared towards climate resilience.
The NewTimes: Ankush Chhabria of Novel Energy said the firm will construct a hydropower plant that will produce almost one megawatt and set up a 70-kilowatt biomass project in coming months.