Solar power could be the green energy solution for Congo
The Loudima family in Congo have long been without electricity but they have found an environmental solution: solar power. In the remote districts of Pointe Noire, the Congolese start-up Hélios Électricité has installed a solar power plant.
“I am very happy to have the solar panels, I installed 10 solar panels, It powers my 52-inch plasma television, two freezers and even a two-horsepower air conditioner,” the father of the family told Africanews. According to the World Bank, nearly half of the Congolese population does not have access to electricity.
Cheaper bills and a greener future. Congo is one of the top five oil producers in Sub-Saharan Africa. But d espite its rich energy resources, the electrification rate is low, especially in rural areas, mainly because of a lack of electricity infrastructure. But solar power could be the future as it is also said to be cheaper for households.
“What we did for our client, Mr. Loudima, is a solar power plant of 3000 megawatt peak which is composed of 10 solar modules of 300 watt each and a 3 KVA inverter, this system falls within the scope of what we want to do for our customers, namely to provide them with autonomy in electricity,” said Laslande Moutoundou; Head of Study and Development Helios Electricity.
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