Trina Solar is providing solar panels to support a joint aid project in Liberia carried out by the charities Project for Liberia and Engineers Without Borders. The panels are being installed at the Elementary and Senior High School in Brewerville, which will provide the school with electricity for the very first time.
The panels will have a total generation capacity of 8.3 kW. Thanks to the 35kw capacity of the battery storage used, facilities can continue to be used in the evenings, when the school hosts adult education classes. The approximately 600 students that currently attend the school will now also have the opportunity to learn how to use computers and the internet. An Internet cafe with a copy shop and electricity provision for locals – for charging mobile phones, for instance – will generate the revenues to finance the maintenance and repair of the system. This whole PV system was planned, delivered, and installed by MaxSolar GmbH, based in Upper Bavaria. A company team was on site in order to lead and oversee the implementation of the project and the switching on of the installation. The project was completed on 7 April 2013, and the system has been generating clean solar electricity since then. “Thanks to PV technology, the Elementary and Senior High School in Brewerville now has electricity for the first time – that is a decisive step towards a better future,” said Ben Hill, Head of Europe at Trina Solar.
Source: Aid project in LIberia, May 30, 2013