The United Republic of Tanzania has adopted solar photovoltaic technology for the transport infrastrure as it is realible technology for the electricity supply.
The Government of Tanzania is already using the solar photovoltaic technology in the following services, to mention few examples: -Road lighting (Magufuli bridge in Ifakara); -Street lighting (Streets of Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar); -Marine light controls (Route Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar); and -Road traffic light (Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Dodoma and Zanzibar). Magufuli bridge in Ifakara lightened by solar electricity
Village of Malinyi, under the leadership of Mr. Kapanga Towegale Kiwanga, through TAREA has received the financial contribution from URBIS Foundation, Germany to implement the project “Enabling girls of Malinyi Division-Tanzania access quality education, and safe and good school living environment”.
The objective of the project is to enable girls at Kipingo Secondary School in Malinyi Division to access quality education through the provision of a safe living and learning. The installation of a photovoltaic system on the newly built girls’ dormitory will guarantee the availability of lighting, allowing girls to study even in the evenings. Moreover, the stay at the dormitory will become more attractive, preventing girls from staying in rented rooms in the local village, which has been the cause of a series of unwanted pregnancies and subsequent school drop-outs. Not only will TAREA install the solar photovoltaic system, but also educate students and teachers on the proper use of the system to ensure a sustainable usage.
East Africa Renewable Energy Associations (Burundi Renewable Energy Association-BUREA, Energy Private Developers-EPD Rwanda, Kenya Renewable Energy Association-KEREA, Tanzania Renewable Energy Association-TAREA and, Uganda Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance-UNREEEA), under the East Africa Renewable Energy Partnership project financed by German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation (BMZ) through bfz gGmbH and Sequa, met in Kigali on 25th April, 2018 to launch East African Renewable Energy Federation (EAREF). EAREF will operate from Arusha, Tanzania. EAREF has been found with blessings of East Africa Community Energy Sectoral Ministrial Council. EAREF will work to realize the interest of EAC states in private sector perspective, promoting access to the modern sustainable renewable energy in the region.
The members of EAREF elected the interim Executive Committee consisting of: Eng. Matthew Matimbwi-Chairperson (TAREA), Eng. Edouard Ndayisaba-Vice Chairperson (EPD), Eng. Bernard Sembatya-Secretary (UNREEEA), Ms. Claire Nabagesera-Treasurer (UNREEEA), Eng. Theodore Kwigize-Member (BUREA) and Mr. Cliff Owiti-Member (KEREA
<p>Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA) and Associazione Microfinanza e Sviluppo Onlus (AMS) had been implementing the projects: (1) <em>Enlight your Education</em> and (2) <em>Allowing access to sustainable energy to rural low-income communities in Malinyi, Tanzania</em> supported by Autonomous Province of Trento (APT)-Italy and Waldensian Evangelical Church (WEC)-Italy, respectively. Projects were implemented as a single package and took 15 months. The projects were concluded in February, 2018.</p> <p>The project <em>Enlight your Education</em> had a specific objective to foster the distribution of green technologies a...</p>
TAREA has been working to advocate the Government of Tanzania in building enabling environment in scaling up access to the use of sustainable renewable energy technologies.
In the year 2017 TAREA continued with its efforts of advocating better environment of doing business and enabling access to the sustainable energy. It asked Government of Tanzania for removal of VATs on direct current water pumps to increase agricultural production through irrigation and solar lanterns for fishing to increase fish-catch and stimulate the increase of fish industrial processing. In addition, the effort has the impact of clean environment as the use of petrol water pumps and kerosene pressure lamps have a measurable impacts on the environment. On other hand the initiative will increase the business opportunities in renewable energy sector, agriculture and fish industry. Thanks to the Minister of Finance and Planning that received the requests and promised to consider them.
The other advocacy initiatives were: Meeting with National Environment Management Authority (NEMC) asking to develop the regulations on the battery wastes deposition, despite of TAREA being a business association, it is responsible for safe and clean environment; and The second agenda with NEMC was asking for the exemption of the solar mini-grid of the capacity up to 1MW on conducting Environmental Social Impact Assessment (ESIA).