Switching on renewable energy in Tanzania for Earth Hour 2014



Posted on 23 April 2014  | 
Part of the people that gathered at Nakiu village, Kilwa to mark the Earth Hour 2014 on the 29th March as organised by WWF in Tanzania.
© Luara GeorgeEnlarge
According to the World Bank, some 25 countries in sub-Saharan Africa are facing a crisis evidenced by rolling blackouts. In addition, 24% of the population of sub-Saharan Africa has access to electricity versus 40% in other low-income countries.

Excluding South Africa, the entire installed generation capacity of sub-Saharan Africa is only 28 Gigawatts, equivalent to that of Argentina.

It is with these statistics in mind that WWF in Tanzania, moved to switch on renewable energy though the installation of solar panels and solar powered lights to a secondary school & a village dispensary in Nakiu village, Nanjilinji division, Kilwa district, Lindi Region. Tanzania is one of the 162 countries that participated in events around Earth Hour 2014.

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To watch the video for Earth Hour Tanzania 2014, click here

By John Kabubu and Laura George


Part of the people that gathered at Nakiu village, Kilwa to mark the Earth Hour 2014 on the 29th March as organised by WWF in Tanzania.
© Luara George Enlarge
The solar panel that is providing much needed light to a dormitory at Nakiu Secondary School in Tanzania.
© Laura George Enlarge
'Turning on Renewable Energy’ Kilwa District Education Officer- Academic, Mussa Shaaban, switching on solar powered lights. Looking on are other district, ward & School officials.
© Laura George Enlarge
And solar powered light illuminated a dormitory in Nakiu Secondary School in Tanzania.
© Laura George Enlarge

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