German company finances assembly of sales and distribution points for photovoltaic systems

6 February 2013

German company Phaesun is funding the assembly of around 250 points of sale and distribution for photovoltaic systems, as a way of supporting the process of rural electrification using solar power, according to Mozambican newspaper Correio da Manhã.

The programme is scheduled to be implemented over two years and will support Mozambique’s efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals in terms of reducing high poverty levels in the country, according to Tobias Zwirner, the managing director of Phaesun.

Zwirner did not give details of the amount to be spent on the project, saying only that his company would finance the programme known as “Sustainable energy for everyone,” over the next two to three years.

Zwirner also said that points of sale and distribution of solar electrical materials would be managed by Mozambicans in order to encourage business activities in rural areas.

One of the first power distribution locations was inaugurated last week in the Boane district of Maputo province. (macauhub)

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