Responsibility for our planet – climate and energy Electricity for rural people 

Only six per cent of Madagascar's rural people have access to electricity. Most households meet their energy needs through firewood, kerosene lamps, candles, coal, or diesel generators. Germany has therefore focused its activities on improving the rural power supply. To that end, the BMZ supports the use of renewable energy, because Madagascar's natural conditions for the generation of renewable energy are very good.

Mobile solar panels are used to power small electrical items in areas where there is no access to electricity in Madagascar.

Mobile solar panels are used to power small electrical items in areas where there is no access to electricity in Madagascar.

Mobile solar panels are used to power small electrical items in areas where there is no access to electricity in Madagascar.

There is great hydropower potential on the eastern coast. There is strong and constant wind on the northern and southern tips of the island. And in the arid southern and western parts in particular, there is potential for large-scale solar power generation.

In view of this, Germany is providing advice to the Malagasy government with regard to its efforts for an energy transition that is hoped to reduce budget expenditure by an annual one billion euros by 2035 and to significantly increase the share of renewable energy.