Farmers in the cattle corridor have turned to solar as they seek alternatives to diesel and the highly unreliable grid electricity.
Speaking during a tour of dairy activities in Ngoma Sub-county, Nakaseke District, Mr Mwamed Sizoomu, the Solarpipo founder and operations manager, said solar had become a better alternative with capacity to improve the dairy value chain. Solarpipo, currently operates four projects with a minimum of 200 farmers in the cattle corridor.
However, Sizoomu noted the sector is facing a number of challenge, among which include lack of skills and a large knowledge gap, which affects utilisation and productivity.
Solar energy has become a viable alternative in most parts of Uganda as both grid and diesel energy continue to be inaccessible and expensive.
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