SOLAR OFF GRID ENERGY TO IMPROVE COMMUNITIES
Too small for a government plan, too big to stand alone. Sometimes, when we are designing off grid communities solar solutions we disappear into a dream. We see small communities around the world excluded from the right to access electricity, but often they are little stories of life, too small to attract government attention. In these cases we’d like to develop our solutions to help improve their lives ourselves. But we cannot do that alone.
Electricity has a key role in the fight against poverty. Without electricity people cannot gain access to basic rights. With no electricity people cannot use modern water pumps and wells are therefore too shallow and unsafe. Without clean energy millions of people are using fire wood or generators to have light, with high costs and a heavy environmental impact. In short: lack of access to electricity affects health, well-being and family incomes.
A NEW UNDERTAKING: REALIZING PROJECTS WITH YOU
So, why don’t we put our heads together? We are about to launch a new undertaking: drawing up local projects for small off grid communities or even single families cut-off from the development of power grid to be implemented over the next few years. And we want to share these projects with you and together try to find the financial resources to make small dreams come true.
We are about to launch some specific projects on the most respected and reliable fundraising websites. In these particular projects we are going to tell single stories of off grid in emerging economies, families and how our off grid development solar solutions can improve their life prospects. And – with your support – we can make them work.
One step forward in Myanmar
Plug The Sun has supported SolarLeap to realize a non profit project in the Asian country: an installation at Pit Si Ma Yon Monastery and Education Centre based in Ayerwaddy. The goal: providing solar power, computers and an offline digital library to local school.
An important step forward has been taken. Plug The Sun donated components to build 8 kw off grid communities plant to power a SolarLEAP project in Myanmar.
The Hong Kong based non profit organisation – committed to bring solar powered information technology to students and individuals around the world – began an installation at Pit Si Ma Yon Monastery and Education Centre based in Ayerwaddy.
With an ambitious goal: providing solar power, computers and an offline digital library to local school. The installation can provide 22 teachers with educational content supporting over 720 students.
The Plug The Sun played the important role, donating the components to build the 8 kw off grid solar plant to power computers and other IT devices for teachers and students, water and dust resistant, with a 7 hour battery life.
A cost effective solar powered solution, reliable and sustainable, the heart of Plug The Sun’s mission.
Now SolarLEAP is working to realize another project in Myanmar: effective solar and IT solutions for Ta Tine Shae school in Mandalay. The installation is about to begin in October and is going to provide 500 students with 60 tablets and over 13,000 hours of offline educational content.