The idea of solar learning for children in Africa

The VisionSustainable energy for smart villages


Solar learning aims to improve school quality for children especially in rural off-grid areas. The main goals are educational training, local empowerment and better energy supply.

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Our Mission Empowering children in Africa.


Rural areas with no electricity grid suffer under cost intensive basic energy services, like lighting and mobile phone charging. Solar learning wants to support communities in a way, that they benefit of a sustainable energy production and education about solar energy. The idea is to increase opportunities for future generations while delivering basic energy services for households.

We believe in the creative power of local people and enterprises. Therefore production and sourcing of components for our projects are meant to stay as regional as possible. Our support focuses on knowledge transfer and donations to allow projects to start. We take care that our projects are designed in a way that after a starting phase, communities can organize themselves for a successful implementation and sustainability in the long run.

 

More than an ideaThe Concept of Solar Learning.


Solar Light Production System
1 LIGHT
School children get an LED-light.

  • LED-light has a battery
  • mobile phone charging via built-in USB-port
  • also: the light is openable and reparable!

Solar Energy Production System
2 ENERGY
School facility gets a solar system with photovoltaic panels.

  • Cables bring solar power to a room with charge controller, buffer battery and charging equipment
  • Charge controller and buffer battery are in lockable box underground

Solar Energy Distribution System
3 DISTRIBUTION
Charger has many plugs to connect LED-lights for charging.

See how it worksSchoolgirl Kianga’s schoolday


When Kianga is grown up, she may be the next solar technician in her village.
Children at school in Africa in the morning with light solar energy
In the morning Kianga arrives at school and gives her LED-light for charging to a teacher.

See how it worksSchoolgirl Kianga’s schoolday


When Kianga is grown up, she may be the next solar technician in her village.
Children at school in Africa in the morning with light solar energy
In the morning Kianga arrives at school and gives her LED-light for charging to a teacher.
Arrow down Children at school in Africa learning about solar energy
Kianga learns about solar power, dc-technology and battery systems.
Children at school in Africa in the morning with light solar energy
Kianga and her family have one more light to study, cook or play.
Children at school in Africa learning about light solar energy
Kianga learns about solar power, dc-technology and battery systems.
Arrow down Children at school in Africa in the afternoon with light solar energy
When leaving school Kianga takes her light back home.
Arrow down Children at school in Africa in the morning with light solar energy
Kianga and her family have one more light to study, cook or play.
Children at school in Africa in the afternoon with light solar energy
When leaving school Kianga takes her light back home.

Our latest projectSolar learning in Chitondo village, Mosambique


The first solar learning system is being implemented in Chitondo. It is a village located 6 hours drive north from Mosambique’s capital city Maputo. This is project ist meant to be a demonstration project that could be reproduced in other off-grid regions.

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