European renewable energy developer Statkraft plans to support the efforts of the international charity SolarAid to deploy solar power in Africa. Statkraft will donate $ 2.7 million in cash and materials over the next three years to fight energy poverty in sub-Saharan Africa.
The aim is to participate in efforts to ensure that all homes, schools and health facilities have access to energy by 2030. According to Christian Rynning-Tønnesen, CEO of Statkraft, solar energy is a simple and easy solution. profitable. The funds and equipment will go to regions and households that currently depend on expensive, dangerous sources of lighting such as candles and kerosene.
The donation from the European company comes after Statkraft’s acquisition of Solarcentury, a company specializing in renewable energies and founder of SolarAid. It is part of Statkraft’s efforts to support progress towards the achievement of United Nations Development Goal 7.