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Rural areas in solar boost

KABANDA CHULU, Lusaka

OVER 15,000 solar home systems will be installed and subsidised to customers in rural areas under a US$3 million World Bank-financed project, Rural Electrification Authority (REA) chief executive officer Clement Silavwe has said. Mr Silavwe said in an interview on Friday that REA has embarked on an ambitious and achievable solar energy programme. He said the authority is living up to its mandate of increasing access to electricity in rural areas in order to contribute to improved productivity and quality of life for the rural population. “This year we are also targeting installation of 25 high-power solar home systems at palaces for traditional chiefs in different localities in Zambia,” he said.
“For stand-alone solar home systems, our plan is to subsidise installation of 15,000 solar home systems which will be sold by the private contractors to customers in rural parts of the country to benefit as many people as possible.” So far, REA has installed CLICK TO READ MORE



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