The solar energy introduction has received a warm welcome with more institutions now making a move to propagate the vision of African countries in using the solar energy as an alternative for fuel. The deal is paying off as electricity is now being accessed in the rural areas and underdeveloped regions to bolster growth and development in the states. Governments are making strong emphasis for an environmental friendly energy to curb as well with climatic change that has resulted to global warming and other environmental hazards.
A 30KW solar power plant and solar laboratory has been unveiled by Kilimanjaro International Institute for Telecommunications, Electronics and Computers (KIITEC). The project will be an injection of better services in the region of Arusha.
The unveiling of the plant is a milestone for the institute aiming to achieve its target of becoming the centre of training excellence for renewable energy. KIITEC Director of studies, Daniel Mtana said the infrastructure is vital in seeing the institute become a better institute, a force to be reckoned with in solar photovoltaic systems in the East Africa region.
The Director moved on to reiterate how heavily the institute has invested on the project, with experience coming in handy. The infrastructure is a vision-oriented project as the institute thrive to be among the best quality giver in technical education and raise hope for the entrepreneurs in the same field.
The technical institution’s solar plant has its headquarters in Moshono, Arusha that originated from French engineers back in 2004. It has since produced among the most competent technicians in the country.
Other partners that have supported the institute for years are Schneider Electric East Africa, the Schneider Electric Foundation, ADEI, EDF Help and the Foundation for Technical Education (FTE).