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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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Solar is Uganda’s best energy solution

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Esteeri Kabonero is the managing director for Powah Limited, a solar solutions energy company operating in Uganda. She spoke to The Independent’s Julius Businge about the recent grant that they obtained from Trade and Development Bank (TDB) formerly known as the PTA Bank to go …

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Burkina Faso launches Sahel region’s largest solar power plant

Zagtouli, Burkina Faso | AFP | West Africa’s biggest solar power plant goes onstream on Wednesday as Burkina Faso, one of the world’s poorest countries, inaugurates a novel scheme to boost renewables and cut energy dependence on its neighbours. The 55-hectare (135-acre) plant at Zagtouli on the outskirts of the …

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How to safely watch an eclipse

Miami, UNITED STATES | AFP | Everyone who plans to look skyward when the solar eclipse sweeps across the United States on Monday should have the proper protective eyewear, or risk lasting blind spots, experts warn. Regular sunglasses will not do, the US space agency says. Only eclipse glasses that have …

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