Millions in Africa will have access to renewable energy, but let’s speed it up!
Solarpowergetics is revving back up to distribute “free and clean,” “active and passive” renewable energy products for you and me. Based in Hong Kong, the company revamped its corporate strategy to better match the needs of the most energy-deficient regions of the world.
A major part of the strategy is to distribute information to anyone that would accept it to support the energizing of their region of the world as long as it does not intrude their lifestyles.
Parts of Africa suffer from an inadequate power supply. More than 600 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa live without power. Sub-Saharan Africa uses less electricity than Spain. It would take the average Tanzanian eight years to use as much electricity as an average American consumes in a single month. Successful Green
Generally-speaking, renewable energy has been widely available in many western nations for about two decades. During this period, technologies that propel the many different types of renewable energy have improved to the point where Africa nations should avoid fossil fuels and centralized utility plants. Needless to say, renewable methane gas and community utility plants are strongly encouraged for local control and responsible management. Basically, the fewer pipes, wires and cables, the better the renewable energy strategy for an African community to consider.
Huge advantages for speeding up the use of renewable energy in Africa.
There are many advantages, but for now, let’s stick to a few examples for simplicity. First, let’s take a look at the best option – solar energy. In the form of solar panels, they do not require transportation of fuel, thereby eliminating trains and trucks, and their passage on tracks and roads. They do not release any harmful radiation, odors, chemicals or contaminants into the air, ground or water. They do not emit heat making the area dangerous. They do not contain any health hazards. Solar panels require minimal maintenance. Compared to coal, oil, charcoal, kerosene and firewood, solar panels are a healthy alternative to traditional power sources. With the use of solar panels, the health and well-being of an African community improves literally overnight.
Solar panels generate clean electricity which directly results in the overnight conversion of an African community into a lower-cost participant in the competitive marketplace.
As stated, there are many different sources of renewable energy. Thermal solar panels generate heat to supply hot water. Coupled with well-insulated water tanks, they provide a wonderful source of thermal energy. Caution! Thermal solar systems require reasonable maintenance and they emit heat.
Planned accordingly, renewable energy requires light maintenance. Translated into lower costs per user for a lifetime can be actualized as long as a responsible African community at the local level are held accountable. In renewable energy terms, a “lifetime” for a product or application is considered to be thirty years.
If an African community uses traditional power sources and accepts fossil fuel subsidies, the key is not to abolish them, but to integrate them into a renewable energy power plan. The key is to grow not hinder development of an African community.
The first step for an African community is to make certain that they have established local control and responsible management.