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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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USAID awards grants to solar firms

A total of 25 solar companies and eight financial institutions were the beneficiaries of a USAID Power Africa co-sponsored exhibition at the Kampala Serena Hotel. Kampala, Uganda | The Independent | Held under the theme ‘Financing East Africa’s Power and Energy Sector’ the event showcased products like grain mills, boda …

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Mega solar power project launched in Kabulasoke

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Yoweri Museveni has today commissioned the $24.5 million Kabulasoke Pilot Solar Power Park, the largest such venture in the region. Owned by a Ugandan based in Germany Dr. David Alobo, the solar project covers the Namulaba and Butiti villages, Kabulasoke sub county in …

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