University Students' Awareness of the Use and Application of Solar Energy in Uganda
International journal of research and innovation in social science
The concern for alternative source of power supply with the intention of maximizing the naturally and abundantly available solar energy is on the increasing measure in the developed and developing countries. Research and development studies suggest an optimistic future for the use and application of solar energy as a major source of renewable energy. To secure such a promising future in maximizing solar energy in a developing country like Uganda there is a need to investigate the level of
... ess of the use and application amongst university students. The study employed survey technique using questionnaire to investigate the level of awareness of advantages and benefits there are on the use and application of solar energy. The study population is the university students selected purposively from Universities in Kampala, Uganda. Data collected from the study were analysed by comparing the mean standard deviation and Pearson moment correlation, and the research hypotheses were tested on 0.005 level of significance using regression analysis in order to determine the relationship between the level of awareness of the respondents and application of solar energy. Further suggestions made to elicit the spread of the usefulness and application of this alternative power supply in Uganda.