Home Solar Project launched to alleviate poverty

The Central Electricity Board (CEB) has launched a Home Solar Project that  aims at installing solar photovoltaic systems on rooftops of 10 000 poor households as part of the Government’s efforts to alleviate poverty whilst contributing to the national target of achieving 35% of renewable electricity in the energy mix by 2025.

Around 2 000 households will be targeted per year. It will be implemented in five phases over the next five years. This is the first time that people from the lower rungs of society will be able to consume electricity that they will produce themselves through solar panels. The project aims at helping low-income communities to be energy sufficient, save energy costs and protect the environment.

 

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