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Solar seminar hosted by Barefoot Power and ARTI Energy on 30/05/12 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Barefoot Power and ARTI Energy, official distributor of Barefoot Power Products in Tanzania, cordially invite you to attend a seminar on opportunities to support low-cost solar for poverty alleviation in Tanzania. 

Wednesday 30 May 2012 - 10am to 1pm - Serena Hotel in Dar es Salaam City Centre

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Quality Counts but Quantity is Encouraging

Quality Counts but Quantity is Encouraging | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

I was recently reporting some results for The Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA) regarding the number of improved stoves that GVEP International supported businesses sold in the period of Jan – Dec 2011. Although I have been working with these businesses and visited many of their production sites I was still amazed to collectively see the number of stoves that they sold.

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Solar Aid's latest film: A Long Wait (Tanzania)

Filmed on Chole Island, Tanzania, Solar Aid's latest film tells the story of Sele. Sele has woken up in a new era... the solar era.

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Tanzania should exploit solar energy potential

It is important for East Africans to opt for solar energy to save time spent on firewood collection, save money, reduce work load for women and children and manage the environment because trees are protected and smoke that causes respiratory diseases is not produced.

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Tanzania's National Renewable Energy Day, 6-7 June 2012

The Tanzania Renewable Energy Association will conduct the National Renewable Energy Day in Dar es Salaam on the 6th and 7th June, 2012. The event will consist of two major parts, exhibitions and workshop. In addition, there will be a Study Tour to visit the best practice installation of renewable energy technology.

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Six Mini-hydropower projects in Tanzania closer to realising goal of power generation

Six Mini-hydropower projects in Tanzania closer to realising goal of power generation | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

A key challenge facing developers of small hydro projects in Tanzania is the lack of access to finance. To help counter this, GVEP is implementing a Pre-Investment Technical Support programme in collaboration with the World Bank and Tanzania’s Rural Energy Agency (REA).

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