The Renewable Energy Cooperation Program in Africa is an initiative that aims to bring to each nation, sector and home the electrical service so necessary for daily life, using alternative and non-polluting sources.
Operation of the Renewable Energy Cooperation Program in Africa
The Renewable Energy Cooperation Program can transform the reality of Africa, where more than half of the population lacks access to electricity, according to the executive director of the United Nations environment program.
Steiner, during a visit to the slums of the capital, stressed that solar energy is a growing source in Kenya, with the potential to offer a cost-effective solution for household energy connectivity.
In his own words, he pointed out that it is not only an opportunity for direct access to services since we cannot wait another 50 years for everyone to be able to connect to the renewable energy grid, but it also has the wonderful advantage that it consists of a single lamppost and are built outside.
This is why Steiner believes that renewable energy is the key to success in the contribution of renewable energies. The use and access to these services has increased from 5.4% in 2000 to the current 20%.
With this initiative and its generation capacity, energy is produced through geothermal, hydraulic and thermal sources that are less polluting and easier to access for the African population.
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Kenya, promoter country of the Renewable Energy Cooperation Program in Africa
The inclement sun illuminates countries like Kenya who take advantage of these advantages through their electrical network.
Both the residents and the activists have been able to take advantage of this natural resource for the country, becoming one of the main promoters of the solar energy movement in Africa.
Currently, builders around the country have made sure to install solar panels in new buildings that allow them to harness this type of energy to supply the service in Kenyan homes and businesses.
In addition, the panels are manufactured in the country and the price of their installation is approximately $800 per unit. Although it may seem somewhat expensive, the Kenyan government offers subsidies for its acquisition and the benefits are much greater for the residents, especially in terms of consumption savings, which is even equivalent to 50% compared to traditional energy consumption.
This allows villagers to have water during the day and night without even turning on the system, they can even use the system to heat water, take showers and more.
Kenya plans to finance this type of solar panel service in businesses such as markets and spaces such as schools and even in areas disconnected from the traditional electricity grid so that they can have access to it.
According to the Kenyan authorities, promoting this project could help stabilize the traditional electricity service that is operating in parallel in the country and would become an alternative to take advantage of the inclement sun that is imposed daily on the nation.
In addition, it would be an alternative so that places where the energy network does not provide service on a regular basis, could also enjoy the comforts that having electricity implies.
Every day, more African countries join the Renewable Energy Cooperation Program in Africa, making the most of natural resources and enjoying electricity service that does not generate pollutants that can affect the environment and the health of the inhabitants.