Bahir Dar – Some 2,450 family head farmers in north Shoa zone of Amhara state have become beneficiaries of solar energy, state rural energy and mines agency announced.
Energy sources and technologies expert with the agency, Adafre Chane told WIC that the stated number of family heads got access to electric power generated from solar energy.
The project is being carried out with the support of a foreign organization called Solar Energy Foundation.
The agency has conducted feasibility study to benefit 1,150 family head farmers from similar project with the financial support of the World Bank under the rural electrification program of the government.
Information gathering is being carried out in other 72 kebelles of the zone, he said, and added that such an effort would benefit public in rural areas from alternative energy sources.
Meanwhile, the agency is introducing and distributing fuel saving and bio gas stoves among the public, the expert said.
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