What makes your idea unique?
The government of Tanzania has been training solar technicians for five year now. The consideration of promoting women in the field of solar photovoltaic technology, has not been considered. There are 148 solar photovoltaic technicians trained, among them, only 10 are women. The female technicians have proved to be very competent. This idea aims at increasing the involvement of women in the development of solar photovoltaic technology.
Solar photovoltaic technology is the affordable alternative source of energy for rural lighting in Tanzania. Only 2% of the rural communities in Tanzania is connected to the grid. Solar photovoltaic technology is being accepted in the rural Tanzania, but the capacity is lacking.
This idea will increase the participation of women in development of the technology through training them on understanding the technology, designing and installation of solar systems.
The women who are working as solar sellers will be equiped with the knowledge of explaining the technology to customers in the right way. There are customers who would like to know about the sizes, capacities and limitations of solar photovoltaic systems. Most of women sellers can not answer such questions.
Some women will work as installers of solar photovoltaic systems and play a role of system maintenance.
The idea will offer 12 women with employment opportunities, giving them economical strength, and contribute to the climate mitigation. The effect of cimate mitigation will be realised when people in rural area stop using kerosene lamps and petrol generators for electricity supply.