Increase in solar energy utilisation spurs rural growth in Uganda

Recent statistics show an increase in the utilization of solar products among Ugandans which offers hope for the realization of the government’s rural electrification strategy and plan (RESP) that aims to increase rural electricity access to 26 per cent by 2022 through a mix of grid and off-grid services.

Aaccording to the 2018 sales and impact data report compiled by the Uganda Solar Energy Association (USEA), more than 1.3 million Ugandans were connected to off-grid solar systems last year.

The cost of electricity is among the factors pushing for people to go for solar. This explains why, according to the report, multi-light systems, where the product can be used for lighting, charging or to watch TV, accounted for most of the solar products sales.

Read more: The Observer

 


 

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