Solar News

Ending hunger with solar

" Solar power could be an ignored game-changer as poor farmers in Malawi are grappling with drought and other effects of climate change. In Chikwawa, nearly 450 households are gradually walking out of the twin curse of hunger and poverty by harnessing the power of the sun and to irrigate their crop fileds".

100kws solar plant installed in Bvumbwe

"AS companies are exploring ways to boost energy generation in the country, Sky Energy Africa, has installed a solar plant, which will be able to produce 100kilowatts in Bvumbwe, Thyolo District. The plant has been installed at the Healing Hope missions International, which is a school, orphanage and a field for irrigation farming".

Venture into solar energy_Ricotech

"MALAWIAN owned Ricotech (Gestetner) and Solsquare Energy Limited have established a pact that is aimed at addressing energy challenges, which are affecting households, public and private sectors, including financial institutions. The launch of the pact follows months of the negotiations, training and surveys by the two institutions so as to develop a mutual understanding that will benefit the already deprived Malawian companies and households".

Alumnus installs solar power at Mangochi Secondary School. Source The Daily Times Jan 10, 2017

Alumnus of Mangochi secondary school, Griffin Kaunje: "It is indisputable fact that the country is struggling with electricity. Everybody is complaining about the same. The problem is so huge and its impact can be disastrous to students who are still in school and are waiting to sit for national examinations, hence, I felt duty-bound as an alumnus of the school to cushion the problem".

Kunje handed over K350,000 solar panels which he has installed at the institution.

Solar Cells From Tin

Solar power could become cheaper and more widespread.

  • Solar cells can be made with tin instead of lead, Warwick scientists find
  • Breakthrough to make solar power cheaper and more commercially viable
  • Solar power could be used in mobile phones, laptops and cars

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