Pillar 2: Internal Consortium Research and Innovation Projects and Capacity Building Activities

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LEAP-RE is based on 3 Pillars. Pillar 2 brings together European and African operators in 8 research and/or innovation projects. The projects were selected in early 2020 by the consortium before submission to the European Commission, and will be carried out by members of the consortium.

8 key projects led by LEAP-RE consortium members


Europe & Africa cooperation, from grid digitization to sustainable energy for all

Energy Village

Long-term programme for achieving renewable erergy self-sufficiency at the local level

Geothermal Atlas for Africa

Mapping geothermal resources for the development of African electricity production and for water use applications

Geothermal Village

Smart/off-grid Geothermal stand alone, cascade-use systems


Micro-grid technology for a widespread use of renewable energy sources in Africa


Productive Use in Rural African Markets using Standalone Solar


Renewable Energy for African Agriculture: Modelling Excellence and Robust Business Models


Sustainable Energy Transition and Digitalization of Smart Mini-Grids for Africa