EKOenergy sfinansuje trzy projekty w Kamerunie

18 000 euro z Funduszu Klimatycznego EKOenergy zostanie przeznaczone na dofinansowanie instalacji paneli słonecznych w Południowym Kamerunie.

Latem 2015 r. szwajcarska organizacja Solafrica we współpracy z lokalnymi partnerami zainstaluje panele fotowoltaiczne na dachach trzech budynków szkolnych w miejscowościach Ngola Bantoue, Nomedjoh i Ebolakounou na południu Kamerunu.

Solafrica, which is a spin-off of Greenpeace Switzerland, leads projects in Kenya and Cameroon to disseminate renewable energy and energy efficient technologies. The main focus is training local professionals, as well as supporting the development of community-based solar companies.

The goal of Solafrica is to improve peoples’ lives by providing sustainable energy solutions. Schools without electricity mostly have kerosene lamps for lighting. This not only uses fossil fuels, but is also expensive. Also, kerosene lamps produce low quality light, are a fire risk and produce hazardous fumes. Solar energy provides a sustainable and affordable off-grid solution for rural communities in Africa. Solar energy protects our climate and improves the living conditions in the communities substantially at the same time, which spurs social and economic development.

Solafrica works closely with local organisations. One of the local partners is Association Jeunesse Verte du Cameroun (AJVC): a Cameroonian NGO of young people engaged in sustainable development and forest protection.

The project is part of Climate Caravan – project. It is a long lasting project in the area which aims to spread renewable energy concepts while protecting the rainforest in the Congo Basin.