NextEnergy Foundation has fully funded the assembly, transportation and installation of a Mini-Grid-25 system developed by VoltaView in the Tweyambe Secondary and High School, Tanzania. It will generate clean energy and drinking water for 15 years for 250 students and 500 neighbouring inhabitants. Please visit the project page for more details about the impact of the system.
After some delays, the system has now been installed and generates up to 2,000 litres potable water per day. VoltaView has trained two teachers and three students to operate and maintain the system.
In addition, VoltaView developed a curriculum with the school’s Physics teacher to educate the students on the system 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.
Please see photographs of the Mini-Grid-25 installation and the students drinking the water generated by it below.