Camco wins contracts for clean-energy projects in East Africa

Camco has been awarded two project development contracts in East Africa worth $1.8m (£1.1m) in revenue over the next three years.

In Tanzania, Camco has won a $1m (£0.6m) contract from the European Union to scale up its existing Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Clusters project, installing small-scale solar home systems (SHS) in a further 15,000 homes in the Lake Victoria region over the next three years.

In Uganda, Camco has been awarded a $0.8m (£0.5m) contract to provide technical assistance in the development of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects.

Camco’s contract in Tanzania will see the company scale up its existing PV Clusters project, which aims to reduce key market barriers to the development of solar PV systems in rural Tanzania by enabling large groups of farmers, mine workers, teachers or palm oil producers to finance, purchase and install SHS in bulk.

Yariv Cohen, president of Camco, said: ‘We believe there is now a real opportunity to create localised off-grid solutions to clean-energy generation that meet local needs and conditions and that will substantially improve living standards.

‘It is staggering that currently 93 per cent of Tanzanians use wood and charcoal as their primary source of energy. This needs to change.’