The use of solar as a source of energy for lighting, heating and operating machines and doing other work was not well known in Uganda until the early 1980s when it was embraced and circulated in the country.
Reports from Uganda Bureau of statistics of 2012 on solar energy at the national and residence levels by sector shows that solar energy use levels were highest in the Health sector at 50.9 percent and lowest in the business sector at 5 percent. Analysis by residence shows that in the rural areas use was highest in the Health sector at 67.2 percent and lowest in the business sector at 2.2 percent.
The 2011\/2012 report by the line ministry indicate that that hydro electrification is mostly consumed by people living in urban areas while most rural people relying on solar energy. And among Rural household\u2019s 12.2 percent use solar energy.
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