Small is Efficient: Clean Energy in Uzbek Neighborhood


Energy efficiency, a core ground of Green Economy Strategy adopted last year in Uzbekistan, in fact starts at each and every home. Electricity can be used much more efficiently than before, for example by using LED light, variable speed motor drives and efficient home appliances. All this opens up tremendous opportunities for energy independence, which is the focus of the economy of every country. However, the slow growth of acceptance is a major barrier to small-scale renewable energy development. As large-scale initiatives, many smaller renewable opportunities such as solar roof panels and heat pumps are not that popular in Uzbekistan.