Zanzibar Eyes Multiple Sources of Renewable Energy

Zanzibar currently relies heavily on electricity imported from Tanzania mainland through submarine cables through Tanga and Dar es Salaam, but some researchers are worried that the supply of the energy from hydropower and Natural Gas may dwindle and become inexpensive for many people in future.

The argument has been taken on board by some young researchers here, suggesting promotion of different types of renewable energy resources-such as wind and solar energy, sea waves and Biogas, as alternative sources of electricity.

Young researchers here have formed and launched 'Renewable Energy Zanzibar Association (REZA) to promote alternative renewable energy comes either directly or indirectly from the Sun, Wind, and domestics waste.

David Clay