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November 28, 2023

Power for All

Podcasts Agriculture, Interviews

Powering Agriculture with Renewable Energy: A Conversation with Michael Maina of CLASP

In our latest Power for All Podcast, we delve into making farming more productive and sustainable through renewable energy technologies. Our guest, Michael Maina from CLASP, discusses Productive Use of Energy (PUE) technologies in agriculture, including solar water pumps, walk-in cold rooms, refrigerators, and egg incubators.

These technologies hold great promise for enhancing smallholder farmers' incomes and reducing agricultural emissions. However, challenges like high costs and limited awareness hinder their adoption. Michael Maina remains optimistic about the future of renewable energy in agriculture, citing increasing investments from development partners, governments, and the private sector as indicators of these technologies' promising potential.

Listen to the podcast to learn more.

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