Malawi school authority chosen as finalist for Zayed Future Energy Prize

Authority aims to establish a centre to train rural inhabitants in installing and using solar power

In one of the regions of the world where only a handful of residents have access to electricity, a proposal has been put forward to train students and community members about solar lighting use and development.

The initiative will establish a centre to train rural inhabitants in installing and using solar power, and has been initiated by the School Authority in the Nkhata Bay district in Malawi.

Because of its innovation and potential for promoting global sustainability through this project, the Authority has been selected as one of the finalists under the global high school category for the Zayed Future Energy Prize….

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Renewable Energy in Malawi? A Sustainable Future for the Warm Heart

A sustainable future is something we should aspire to. Expending natural resources in order to provide energy is a worldwide problem. In Malawi, the Warm Heart of Africa, only about 9% of the population has access to electricity. Electricity in Malawi is controlled entirely by The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) , a company owned by the government. This government-owned entity controls all of the power centers in all of Malawi. ESCOM provides limited electricity that is out of the financial reach of the majority of Malawi’s 16.7 million people. A lack of electricity has created additional problems within Malawi, as satisfying the energy needs of so many people has inevitably led to the exhaustion of natural resources. [with minor edits]

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