By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 23 June 2014:
The Renewable Energy Authority of Libya (REAOL), part of the Ministry of Electricity and . . .[restrict]Renewable Energy, has successfully launched its national programme of the solar electrification of vital sites.
The programme is part of a wider move to reduce the burden on the national electricity network as well as safeguard the continuing provision of some vital public services such as primary health care at local clinics during power cuts.
As a start, REAOL is targeting the primary health sector by installing solar power at health clinics. Last week REAOL completed the installation of the first healthcare clinic in the area of Tajura with an isolated 2.5 KW solar power system that will insure uninterrupted 24 hour supply.
The newly installed solar power system will ensure that the clinic will be able to operate through power cuts and more importantly the stock of medicines will not be damaged by the frequent power cuts Tripoli is experiencing.
It will be recalled that Libya has been experiencing on off countrywide power cuts since the 2011 revolution which at their worse have lasted between 5-12 hours.
Equally, while Libya has paid lip service to renewable energies for decades, no government either under the previous Qaddafi regime or since the 2011 revolution has seriously invested in the sector.
Nevertheless, REAOL says that it is launching this solar electrification programme within its very limited assets and resources and using only Libyan manpower. [/restrict]