Tanzania Renewable Energy Association with financial contribution of: the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands; Electricity and Water Utility Regulary Agency (EWURA); Brac &Solar Sisters; Chloride Solar; and Energy Plus Ltd, conducted the event of 14th National Renewable Energy Day at Mnazi Mmoja Grounds, Dar es Salaam from 29th to 30th November, 2019.
The event consisted of workshop and technology exhibitions.
The event was opened by the Hon. George Simbachawene (MP), Minister in the Vice President Office Responsible for Environment and Union Affairs with the presence of Honorable Ambassador for the Kingdom of the Netherlands His Excellency Jeroen Verheul.
The event was closed by Hon. Innocent Lugha Bashungwa (MP), Minister for Industry and Trade in the presence of Representative of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Rogier Verstraeten and TAREA Founder Prof. Cuthbert Kimambo.
Ministers were much impressed by the manufacturers of the cooking solutions that presented stoves and briquettes.
Ministers urged on local manufacturing of renewable energy products. Hon. Bashungwa directed public and private sectors under lead of Rural Energy Agency (REA) to propose a strategy of scaling up the uptake of sustainable cooking solutions.
<p>Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA) in cooperation with African Mini Grids Developers Association (AMDA) through financial support of <a href="http://www.sida.se"><strong>Swedish International Development Agency (Sida)</strong></a>, conducted event of <strong>energy learning</strong> from 8th to 15th November, 2019 to the: Parliamentary Energy and Minerals Committee; Ministry of Energy; National Environment Management Council (NEMC); Electricity and Water Utility Regulatory Authority (EWURA); Rural Energy Agency (REA); Regional Administration and Local Governments (RALG); and Tanzania Electricity Company (TANESCO) with the aim of sensitizing the law...</p>
Power Providers Company Ltd, a Member of Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA) commissioned 68kWp solar photovoltaic pumping plant at Kibidula near Mafinga Township, Iringa region in Tanzania.
The solar water pumping station consists of 216315Wp modules powering 230kW pumps. The system pumps 1.5 million litres of water per day from a dam to a reservoir 50 vertical meters above the dam. Water flows by gravity to irrigate a privately owned avocado plantation. The plantation is owned by the Seventh Day Adventist Church with strong connections with the local community, especially with regards to the provision of education.
Power Providers has shown the way in using solar photovoltaic technology for commercial irrigation, contributing to the realization of the target of Tanzania becoming an industrial country by 2025.
United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has installed the largest operating solar photovoltaic plant by June, 2019 at the offices of United Nations in Dar es Salaam.
The system is of the capacity of 226.2kWp (325Wp*696modules) installed by TAREA member Baraka Solar Specialists Ltd.
The installation at the UN Offices in the city of Dar es Salaam was inaugurated by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy Dr. Hamisi Hassan Mwinyimvua on 1st July, 2019. TAREA thanks Government of Tanzania for supporting development of renewable energy technologies.