Seizing the Solar Energy Revolution in Tanzania

Ajuna Kagaruki in front of her house with the Solar Home System. Image by <a href="ández-01759219/en" target="_blank">Carmen Rosa</a>

A. Kagaruki in front of her house with SHS. Image by Carmen Rosa

When Ajuna Kagaruki and her husband built their new house in Mabwepande, a suburb of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, it was not an option to wait for the government to connect the area to the national grid. Instead, they decided to take action themselves in order to have electricity for their life with the three children. Today, a 120 kwh Solar Home System (SHS) lights the house, powers a TV and an iron and charges their mobile phones.

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August 19, 2016   Comments Off on Seizing the Solar Energy Revolution in Tanzania

“Africa will be the powerhouse of the world”

Africa will be at the centre of the global energy map in the coming decade, thanks to massive investments in renewable energy technologies, the electricity grid, and off-grid appliances.

25 participants from 17 countries at annual AREA conference in Bellagio, Italy

Participants of the annual meeting of the African Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA) made this positive conclusion based on [Read more →]

May 30, 2012   Comments Off on “Africa will be the powerhouse of the world”

Access to renewable energy: Powering developing countries out of poverty?

Energy has been proven to be a critical enabler in all aspects of development. One out of five people in the world do not have access to energy and those people happen to live in the poorest regions of the globe. If we must attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), it is essential to acknowledge the correlation between lack of access to energy and poverty: energy can affect social, economic, environmental, health, educational, gender and many other aspects of human life. Therefore it is necessary to enable the access and enhance the quantity and quality of renewable energy services available in developing countries. [Read more →]

May 9, 2012   1 Comment