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This Technical Assistance Advances Tanzania's
- Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to "reduce greenhouse gas emissions economy wide between 10-20% by 2030 relative to the Business As Usual scenario".
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Pumping of water for domestic and productive uses has been difficult to maintain in Tanzania. This challenge is highly attributed by the higher costs of pumping water using conventional means such as diesel generators and electricity.
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) technologies have enabled rural communities of Tanzania to apply this technology for lighting, water pumping, charging of cell phones, etc. Community water projects using solar pumps have benefitted from reduced running costs as compared to diesel or electric water pumps.