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New Partnership: VoltaView GmbH

Date: 29/06/2022

NextEnergy Foundation is pleased to announce a new partnership with VoltaView. VoltaView is a collaboration between Fraunhofer HHI and the Clausthal University of Technology in Germany.

NextEnergy Foundation is fully funding the assembly, transportation and installation of a Mini-Grid-25 system in the Tweyambe Secondary and High School, Tanzania. The Mini-Grid-25 is a container-based solar and battery powered charging station which has been constructed using 2nd life components of solar panels and batteries. It will generate clean energy and drinking water for 15 years: 10,000kWh electricity per year and 2,000 litres drinking water per day.

The beneficiaries include 250 students at the school and 500 neighbouring inhabitants. The latter will also be reached with 10 mobile power banks which are part of the system.

VoltaView is working with the school’s Physics teacher to develop a curriculum to educate the students on the system’s operation so that they can maintain it themselves and promote the uptake of the technology and other solar-enabled technologies in the wider community. This will aid the project’s social and environmental sustainability in the long-term and contribute to its scalability.

The system will be shipped from Germany in July and a further update will be provided when it reaches Tanzania. Please see some photographs below of the Mini-Grid-25 system being developed and tested below.

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