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Mainland Tanzania Implements Energy Efficiency Action Plan

<p>TAREA has been advocating for the Ministry of Energy to develop and implement actions on energy efficiency. United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is implementing the energy efficiency project for the Ministry of Energy under the financial support of the European Union. The overall objective of the Project is to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all in Tanzania.</p> <p>The actions of the project are as follows.</p> <ol> <li>Review and update the Energy Efficiency Action Plan and Energy Efficiency Strategy</li> <li>Development of Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) and La...</li></ol>

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TAREA and REEEP Launch Renewable Energy Financing Platform

<p>Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA) in cooperation with Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) to which TAREA is a member, launched a Renewable Energy Financing Platform for mainland Tanzania. The event took place from the 30th to the 31st of March 2023 in Dar es Salaam. The event attracted more than 60 persons from banks, microfinance institutes, renewable energy distributors and contractors, and non-profits.</p> <p>The platform provided an opportunity for renewable energy companies to present their financial needs before the banks and Rural Energy Agency (REA).</p> <p>The p...</p>

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TAREA Implements Project "Enabling Youth Employment Through Solar Energy"

<p>Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA) has received a grant through the GIZ Program of Employment and Skills for Development in Africa (E4D) to implement the project “Enabling Youth Employment in Solar Energy in Tanzania”. Finance has been co-funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Commission. It is implemented under VET Toolbox II by the E4D programme and the Prime Minister’s Office - Labour, Youth, Employment and persons with Disability (PMO-LYED).</p> <p>The goal of the project is to enhance the employability and sustainable development...</p>

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On 30th June 2022, the United Republic of Tanzania’s Ministry of Finance and Planning enacted amendments to some sections of the Finance Act, amendments that came into effect on 1st July 2022. Some of the amended sections affected the renewable energy sector.

There was a need for the members of TAREA to understand the amendments and how to comply with them.

Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA) invited the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA), and the Experts from the wing of Consumers Education to translate the amendments and inform the HS Codes of the solar technologies.

Members were presented with all amendments and explained in the detail the newly inserted section 85.07 that introduced Excise Duty on lead acid batteries, charged at 5% for locally manufactured lead acid batteries and 10% for imported ones.

Thanks to the financial contribution provided by USAID through Shell Foundation and GOGLA.

Impacts of Solar Water Pumping: Case of Preiswerk Girls, Ifakara

Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA) partnered with URBIS Foundation, a German NGO to support the Preiswerk Girls Secondary School, in Ifakara, Tanzania with a solar photovoltaic pumping system 1.2kWp that delivers 20,000 litres of water per day.

The school used a diesel generator to run the water pump. The cost of running a diesel generator made the water supply at the school unreliable. The students had to collect water from the stream near the school. The water from the stream was not safe, Students were often sick from typhoid and Urinary Tract Infections (UTI).

Also, the use of a diesel generator polluted the environment through the emissions of greenhouse gases.


The installation of the solar water pumping system changed the lives of the girls. The water which is pumped from the protected water borehole is safe and has resulted in the eradication of typhoid and UTI. The girls can live hygienically.

Preiswerk Girls plant trees and grow vegetables. The emission of 14,086KgCO2/year has been avoided.

Listen to the witness from the school by clicking here.