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Dodging Costs and Power Cuts, Tanzanian Firms Profit From Solar Drive

Mkarima Tarimo, managing director of Tarimo Industries, a Tanzanian company producing ice cream, yoghurt and fruit juice for export to Europe, is a happy man. Since January, the firm, based in the northern town of Arusha, has relied purely on solar power to drive its machines. The result is a healthier profit margin due to savings on electricity bills, and an unbroken source of power in a country where frequent blackouts are a menace to manufacturing, schools, hospitals and...

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