Tag: solar energy

Loans boost drive to light up rural Tanzania
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Loans boost drive to light up rural Tanzania

Staff Reporter - Jul 15, 2016

By Kizito Makoye Dar es Salaam – When Tanzanian company, ARTI Energy, brought solar lights to Kiromo village in the eastern district of Bagamoyo eight years ago, local…

How can we make Namibia’s desert green using seawater?
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How can we make Namibia’s desert green using seawater?

Staff Reporter - Jul 08, 2016

By Dr Moses Amweelo There is a new technology in the market called “Seawater greenhouse.” A seawater greenhouse is a greenhouse structure that enables the growth of crops…

South Africa in top 10 on solar energy affordability
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South Africa in top 10 on solar energy affordability

Staff Reporter - Jul 01, 2016

By Tichaona Kurewa Bulawayo – South Africa is the only African country ranked by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as providing cheap solar energy to consumers as…

Botswana backtracks on SADC solar energy project?
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Botswana backtracks on SADC solar energy project?

Staff Reporter - Mar 16, 2016

> Mpho Tebele Gaborone- Botswana’s Minerals, Energy and Water Resources Minister Kitso Mokaila told parliament recently that setting up solar energy is too expensive, especially for developing…

Time for SADC to embrace solar energy
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Time for SADC to embrace solar energy

Staff Reporter - Mar 10, 2016

> Walter Mswazie Masvingo - With Zimbabwe and the whole of SADC region reeling under serious power shortages, the only way out is for the nation to…