International Renewable Agencys Director-General Adnan Z. Amin in a statement said legislators have a key role to play in enacting and overseeing the laws that govern the energy sector, and in widening the support for renewables.
Muloni said that the Government of Uganda continues to prepare for the introduction of nuclear power as part of the diversification strategy for meeting future electricity needs for social economic development.
The plant with a capacity of 10 MWp, consists of 32,240 photovoltaic panels distributed over a 14-hectare site. The facility is designed to generate around 16-gigawatt hours GWh of energy annually, catering to the energy needs of more than 35,838 people in the area.
Dr Frank Sebbowa, a former Chief Executive Officer, in an interview expressed doubt on Ugandas ability to meet the National Development Plan aspirations. He noted the fact that power generation in the country is likely to double from the current 825 MW to 1757 by 2020.
Henry Jumba, an Electric Engineer with the Company says the project feasibility studies were completed in June 2016. The nine mini hydro stations are expected to produce 0.5MW - 1.5MW of electricity for use in the communities as well as supply to the main electricity grid.
Countries in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean say they are finding difficulties implementing the recommendations of the Paris Climate Change Agreement in 2015 without financial support from the developed world.
IRENA estimates that with the right enabling policies, Africa could be home to more than 70 gigawatts of solar PV capacity by 2030. The report discusses challenges in policy making and proposes a co-ordinated effort to collect data on the installed costs of solar PV in Africa, across all market segments. Such information will improve the efficiency of policy support and accelerate deployment.
A new IEA report World Energy Investment 2016 shows the electricity sector leading a broad reorientation of energy investment but warns more is needed to meet climate targets and address energy security concerns.
The motor cycle is one of the latest innovations by the Chevy Volt, the manufacturer of electric cars. It is already being piloted in India with the manufactures saying the battery life is about forty five years.