Renewable Energy is an extremely sustainable resource, particularly in Africa. Natural processes continually replenish the flows of energy from its sources, so it is not surprising that this is one of the most discussed subjects in contemporary energy explorations. Renewable energy development is the primary focus of the work that we do at ESL because of its clean and non-polluting nature. Our expertise covers all technical, regulatory and environmental aspects of renewable projects for clients looking to grow their energy portfolio or
Although its contribution to primary energy consumption in Uganda and the region remains low, renewable energy’s technical potential from several available natural resources is high.
The Sun’s energy maintains the temperature and climatic conditions required to sustain life on earth. It is the source both directly and indirectly, of most renewable energy on earth. Abundant in both Uganda and the region, solar energy can enable Africa to meet her energy requirements, reduce dependence on fossil fuels and ease climate change.
Together with private and public sector clients, the ESL team develops and deploys projects that harness this energy.
For centuries, mankind has relied on the use of plant and animal materials to produce heat, light and other forms of energy. The organic matter that makes up these animal and plant-derived materials is called biomass and the resultant energy that it produces is bio-energy. Biomass can be used to produce electricity, transportation fuels, or chemicals. ESL is actively involved in projects that utilize biomass and biofuels on a sustainable basis.
Heat from the Earth’s inner core flows through land and water towards the Earth’s surface, causing a temperature gradient that leads to geothermal energy resources at certain locations. The ESL Team contributes its expertise towards the efficient use of these resources to produce heat and electricity.
Hydro Electric Power or Hydropower is a source of clean, renewable and reliable energy, produced by hydraulic turbines, which use the energy of water as it flows from higher to lower levels. Hydropower has lower greenhouse gas emissions than most other forms of power generation and can be operated economically over prolonged periods of time. ESL is actively participating in the sustainable development of hydropower projects across East Africa.