Tanzania receives solar equipment for Kigoma park - report
Aug 23, 2012 - The solar power equipment has been delivered in Dar es Salaam for a project in the Kigoma region of Tanzania, funded by US foreign aid agency Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), AllAfrica said on Wednesday.
The news portal quoted the US embassy in Tanzania as saying that the delivery includes 2,000 photovoltaic (PV) solar modules, 600 batteries, inverters and other equipment.
In March 2012, MCC's Tanzanian partner, MCA-Tanzania, awarded a USD-4.7-million (EUR 3.7m) contract to bring solar power to the Kigoma region to a consortium including UK-based clean energy firm Camco International (LON:CAO) and Tanzanian solar power contractor Rex Investment Ltd (RIL).
The contract also envisages the provision of training and marketing services, including assisting Kigoma region residents in identifying new business opportunities that could be offered by the new technology.
The solar PV project in Tanzania is among USD-206-million worth of energy projects to be developed as part of the MCC agreement signed between the US and Tanzania in February 2008.