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  • Tanzania: Dar's Electricity Access Doubles

    Posted on :Tuesday , 18th July 2017

     NATIONWIDE access to electricity has more than doubled, from less than 30 per cent to 67.3 per cent during the past decade, Energy and Minerals Minister Sospeter Muhongo has said.

    Prof Muhongo revealed further that access to power in rural areas increased from just two per cent in 2007 to 47.5 per cent today, noting that 97.3 per cent of urban folks have been . . .

  • Koyo to open PV panel factory in Tanzania

    Posted on :Tuesday , 18th July 2017

     The Japanese company has revealed that it is setting up a subsidiary in the East African country, with plans for a solar panel assembly plant.

    It will officially open the subsidiary, Koyo Bussan Tanzania, in Dar es Salaam this week, according to an online statement.
    It did not reveal additional details about the PV module plant, . . .

  • Tanzania: Lighting Rural Villages - Solar Power Is a Game Changer in Rorya

    Posted on :Tuesday , 18th July 2017

     Residents of Manila village in Rorya District, Mara Region have opened a new chapter in their neighbourhood. They no longer have to bear the brunt of 'living in the dark' after a new solar power named Firefly came to their rescue.

    About 500 residents in a village located about 10 km from Lake Victoria can now conduct their activities comfortably, thanks to an . . .

  • 80MW Power Station to Light Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania

    Posted on :Tuesday , 18th July 2017

     Two Chinese firms and an Austrian engineering company are expected one week from now to sign a contract with Rusumo Power Company paving way for construction of the $340 million power generation facility starting early 2017.

    The three firms have been selected to build the 80MW Rusumo hydro-power station that is being jointly developed by Rwanda, Tanzania and B. . .

  • Solar Energy Is Lighting Up Women’s Businesses in Africa

    Posted on :Tuesday , 18th July 2017

     Elizabeth Julius worked sunrise to sunset to make ends meet as a seamstress. Supporting her husband and two kids in a village in Tanzania, Julius was forced to put down her needle and thread each day once darkness fell.

    That all changed three years ago when she was introduced to Energy 4 Impact, a London-based organization that works in Africa to ensure energy. . .


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