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Sunday, January 26, 2014 

Arusha to get 10,000 solar units

SOLAR PANELS: Some 10,000 households will soon benefit.


  ARUSHA, Tanzania - Access to solar power for private households in rural homes will this year connect up to 10,000 households with solar power in Arusha, Manyara, Kilimanjaro and Mwanza regions.

   Access to solar power for private households in rural homes will this year connect up to ten thousand households with solar power in Arusha, Manyara, Kilimanjaro and Mwanza regions.

   Mobisol Tanzania Limited, which is a subsidiary of a German solar energy giant, Mobisol GmbH, a company that strives to provide access to solar power for private households in developing countries, was established in the country in 2010.

   The company started its solar home systems (SHS) programme last year and so far 2,300 clients in Arusha and its environs were getting electricity through solar energy gadgets installed in their homes, the firm’s managing director Allan Demello said.

   “At present over 2,300 clients in Tanzania have received a ready-to-use solar home system and currently pay off the monthly instalments using their mobile phones”.

   The idea of profitably selling Solar Home Systems to people that are not yet connected to the national power grid in Africa was the main incentive for mobisol to design a system that seems to be able to bypass many problems currently associated with the supply of Solar Home Systems (SHS). 

   Features of the Mobisol system is a guarantee that is provided for the parts of the system which reaches from one year for the provided lights till 20 years for the panel. 

   During the duration of the contract, there is also free servicing by qualified technicians.

By Elisha Mayallah, Sunday, January 26th, 2014