Malawi can have more people use renewable energy, especially solar energy, if government subsidized a number of “things” in the field, an energy firm, Sonlite Solar Ltd, believes.
Director of Corporate Affairs at the firm, Humphreys Ganyeka, said at now “installation of solar energy” was “exorbitantly expensive” for ordinary Malawians.
Ganyeka observed that much as some non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have been giving out small solar panels to people in rural areas, “the panels cannot do more than just lighting.”
According to Ganyeka, the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mines can put in measures that can make equipment used in the solar energy world affordable enough for local firms like his and ordinary Malawians.
“The subsidy could, for example, be in reduction of taxes on importing materials or equipment that are to do with solar energy,” said Ganyeka.
Malawi continues to face massive energy problems but Ganyeka argued if the country can seriously consider investing in solar energy problem could be eased.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :