Solar PV to power 100k homes in Somalia

On Wednesday the European Union (EU) and international non-governmental organisation Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) announced a three-year programme to expand renewable energy access in Somalia.

The Somali Energy Transformation (SET) project will provide affordable and sustainable renewable power to 100,000 homes dispersed across Somaliland, Puntland and South Central Somalia.

According to the EU, the objective can be achieved by developing solar photovoltaic markets and solar powered systems for irrigation, health and educational facilities and community electrification schemes.

 


The above is an excerpt of Solar PV: Somalia to power 100k homes through EU-NGO project by ESI Africa. Image Credit: G. A. Hussein via Flickr.