Sopowerful Foundation

Location: Malawi

Sopowerful Foundation was established in 2019 with the mission to apply ‘solar where it matters most’. Since its foundation in 2019, it  has implemented over 20 solar systems, most of these in Malawi, two in Tanzania and one in Lebanon. Over 110,000 people have been positively impacted to date.

The solar power installations are realized to enable or empower Healthcare, Education or access to Water where this creates or improves opportunities for children. Electrification through solar power enables tangible and sustainable development in those areas where the lack of access to electricity implies daily experience of severe challenges.

NextEnergy Foundation is supporting SoPowerful to install an 8.1kWp rooftop solar PV system on Chiringa Health Centre in Phalombe, Southern Region, Malawi.

The Heath Center is located in the southern region of Malawi in the Phalombe District, a vulnerable area that is regularly affected by cyclones. The center offers health services to over 16,700 people every year. It is currently grid connected although it suffers from regular, daily power cuts, which limits the healthcare services that can be provided .

The health center staff is onboard and committed to learning about how to operate and manage the system to ensure the project’s long-term success.