Articles

Dairy farmers turn to solar to reduce costs

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.

Read more: Daily Monitor

 


 

Source:

Share on email
Email
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on xing
XING
Share on print
Print

Comments: