By Iceta Scovin
Moyo-Residents of Moyo district have been urged to embrace the use of Solar Energy Systems to improve their home steads.
Alex Matua, Consultant trainer engaged by Rural Initiative community Empowerment (Rice WN) during an awareness workshop on innovative financing mechanisms for sustainable and renewable energy technologies at Zeal point Hotel said the meeting aimed to provide guidance for SACCOs and Village saving and Loan Association (VSLAs) officials to see how they can improve their products especially financial discipline and improve ways to ensure that our grassroot people at house hold level are able to access basic lighting.
“Let us all join hands to promote solar energy and energy cook stoves given the benefit. We can derive from uptake of such renewal energy,” he said.
He said the project is spearheaded by Rice-WN but it does work through various partners like Palm Corps and Moyo District Farmers Association (MDFA).
“We use this existing NGO networks to ensure Village Saving and Loan Associations (VSLAs) using their mechanism to enable people to get basic lighting and energy cook stoves for their Communities,” Matua said.
BENEFITS OF SOLAR PANELS
• Save money on your electrical bills
• Power to your electrical appliances for free
• Affordable reasonable price
• Protects the environment by being environmentally friendly