Panel welded to 3/4 inch angle iron to prevent theft. The roofs are poor quality corrugated
iron sheeting--not ideal for supporting additional structures.
In 2012, the school installed solar panels to power two classrooms and the headmasters office. It costed $1,679 US and the panels were installed by a local solar installer, Jimmy Owaji. I wonder how busy Jimmy is these days.
|Battery unit (Sundaya) attached to the wall, |
battery charger controller, and inverter
You've probably heard a lot of feel good stories about solar projects in rural Africa. What intrigues me about the work of SCCRR is the emphasis that access to electricity can reduce violent conflict. If you'd like to learn more about SCCRR, follow them at @Shalom_Center.