Desert Aid is launching a project in Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania to help rural communities to make use of solar energy.
The idea behind the initiative is to “help make the rural areas of Africa more energy independent and more sustainable”.
The project will be backed by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the UK Government.
Desert Aid says it will invest £2.3 million ($4.7 million) over four years to create the first solar energy project in Africa.
It will be able to generate about 50 megawatts of power from the sun and 50 megawatt-hours of energy annually.
The money will be used to build solar energy plants that can be used by rural communities.
DesertAid founder Dr Paul Smith said: “The idea behind this project is to help make the village green, because we believe the sun can be the engine of change for people in rural Africa.”
This project will help make rural communities more energy dependent and more resilient.
“Solar energy can provide power for thousands of villages in Africa, and the vast majority of them do not have access to electricity.”
It is crucial that we continue to make solar power available for rural communities, so they can access it.
“The project aims to create a “solar village” in the African country of Dar es Salaam, which is one of Africa’s poorest countries.
It hopes to generate 100 megawatts (MW) of power per village per year, which will help the local community, which has about 700 residents.
It is a project of Desert Aid, which was established in 2013.
“Solar energy is a renewable energy that can bring the cost of power down and also provide a lot of benefits, such as reducing the number of deaths caused by heat and humidity.””
The solar village is a way to bring solar energy and clean energy into the lives of people, and help people in Dar es salaam to be able make use the solar energy for their everyday needs,” said Dr Smith.
“Solar energy is a renewable energy that can bring the cost of power down and also provide a lot of benefits, such as reducing the number of deaths caused by heat and humidity.”
The World Bank is committed to help Dar es, Tanzania and other developing countries in Africa and beyond.
“Dar es salah is a poor country that is still struggling to access basic services, like clean water, electricity and communications.”
We hope to bring together solar energy, renewable energy, clean energy and energy efficiency to make the country a better place.
“Desert Aid has already partnered with a number of other projects to provide energy to villages in Dar al-Kharaj, Kenya, Tanzania, and other countries, and it is hoping to further expand its project in the next few years.