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Solar power dealers face fines under new law

Players question UNBS’ ability to enforce standards | THE INDEPENDENT | Dealers in solar home systems that do not meet the newly completed standards face prosecution and fines under the amended law. The Uganda National Bureau of Standards recently released the new standards – US IEC TS 62257-9-8 and IEC …

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How a global smart subsidy scheme for off-grid clean energy can combat Climate Change

Implement a global smart subsidy scheme for off-grid clean energy to combat climate Change: A pointer for the Biden Administration COMMENT | MORRISON RWAKAKAMBA | On day one of his administration, President Joseph R. Biden signed executive actions to tackle climate crisis at home and abroad. The most watched executive …

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Uganda solar sector standards review underway

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new set of standards for solar equipment has been adopted to protect actors in the solar-sector in Uganda. The standards were adopted from the International Electrotechnical Commission to improve the quality of solar products to have a fair market competition by getting rid of …

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Renewable energy key to inclusive recovery in Africa: report

Nairobi, Kenya | XINHUA | Greater uptake of cleaner energy technologies is key to hasten inclusive economic recovery in Africa after devastations caused by COVID-19 pandemic, said a report launched in Nairobi on Friday. The continent’s ability to jump-start economies after a downturn linked to the pandemic hinges on investments …

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Central Uganda buying more solar products-Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | People residing in Central Uganda bought more solar products than any other region last year, a solar market report has indicated. The survey done by sellers of solar products shows that central region, where Kampala falls, bought 118,830 products, much higher than any other …

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Gov’t drafts road map for Universal access to clean energy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has drafted an ambitious road map for the transformation of the energy sector from dependence on Biomass to modern forms of energy. Under the new policy, quality solar and electric pressure cooking technologies will be cheaply promoted …

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Why solar street lights make sense

They reduce its upfront costs by 25%, electricity costs by 40%, and maintenance costs by 60% | ANDREW SUDMANT AND ANDY GOULDSON | Street-lighting is important. It allows informal vendors and traders to operate for longer hours and improves road and public safety. It also makes streets feel safer and …

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