The United Nations announced, on Monday, the success of the solar energy project in Yemen in reducing the cost of energy by 65%, which will positively affect the lives of large numbers of Yemen’s population, especially with the continued conflict and the spread of the Corona virus.
The United Nations has indicated on its official website that its project receives the prestigious “Ashden Award” in the field of human energy, explaining that the project provides alternative energy options that could be a better source than diesel; Because it is green energy with low cost and easily applied in rural areas.
The United Nations said that this is the first time that women and youth have been trained to work as solar energy technicians in Yemen, and that winning the “Ashdown” award helps expand the establishment of micro-networks for solar energy generation throughout Yemen, which contributes to reducing carbon emissions. Supporting more vulnerable families and continuing basic public services such as schools and health centers during the conflict.
It is worth noting that in 2018 the World Bank announced the start of a new project to finance solar energy systems outside the unified network in Yemen; To provide electricity for vital basic services, and to improve their supplies for disadvantaged citizens in the countryside and city outskirts.