Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sanimtaka Solar Panel Project

          Forty-two families in the remote indigenous village of Sanimtaka invested 1000q each (about $130) to purchase their own solar panel kit: a solar panel, two lights with extension, and a phone charger.  The remaining funding was provided by USAID as part of the renewable energy initiative.  Each family will now have light at night for the first time in their lives.  Children will be able to complete homework without candles and families will no longer purchase copious amounts of batteries to use in flashlights.  The solar panels were provided by Quetsol, an NGO which specializes in solar panel projects throughout the region.  Check out their work here:http://www.quetsol.com/

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