Sunnymoney Micro-Franchising Project

Mar 14th, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: Solar-Aid, Sub-Saharan Africa

Sunnymoney is the name given to SolarAid’s innovative solar products. It gives small-scale solar entrepreneurs in Kenya the means to earn an independent income – and help eradicate the use of harmful kerosene. Why support Sunnymoney? Sunnymoney is a means for people to lift themselves out of poverty. By offering solar micro-franchisees training in business [...]

Solar for Children Project

Jan 27th, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: Solar PV, Solar-Aid, Sub-Saharan Africa

The majority of Tanzania’s electricity supply is generated by hydropower. This is highly vulnerable to drought, which is occurring more frequently with climate change. In 2006, a severe drought resulted in countrywide power cuts and blackouts. Currently, the electrical grid reaches a small proportion of the country’s population. In rural areas, families rely on firewood [...]

Zambia Community Centres Project

Aug 20th, 2008 | By John Waller | Category: Solar-Aid, Sub-Saharan Africa

In Zambia there’s a pressing need to provide a minimum of energy for poor families. Energy options are limited to kerosene and candles for lighting and wood for cooking. Rising kerosene prices across the world mean that people living in rural Zambia are being forced to pay more and more each week to light their [...]

Rural Solar in South America Project

Jan 28th, 2008 | By John Waller | Category: Latin America, Solar PV, Solar-Aid

In South America, the widespread destruction of rainforest poses a huge threat to the planet, increasing the effects of climate change. While the protection of the forest is of great concern, many rural communities have no electricity source and continue to rely on wood for light and heat. Without it, they struggle to survive. South [...]