Tanzania’s Largest Solar Power Project Moves Forward

BY Jake Richardson , Clean Technica:

The 2,000 solar panels for Tanzania’s largest solar power contract to date have arrived. About 600 batteries and accessories (like inverters) have also made the journey to Tanzania based on the $4.7 million contract that wassigned in March.

Once assembled, the solar technology will bring clean energy to the Kigoma region of Tanzania. The town of Kigoma is located in western Tanzania near Lake Tanganyika. About 135,000 people live there.

Besides providing clean electricity to replace diesel generators and kerosene, the solar power project will provide training opportunities for local workers. It has been estimated that adding a solar power plant will benefit 10 health centers, 45 secondary schools, 120 dispensaries, and 25 village markets. Also, a number of beach units will store power in batteries and provide LED light for fisherman at night… Read more

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