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TanzSolar Launches Solar Schools Program in Mara Region

A team including Mr. Machaba, Mr. Masatu and Ms. Walpert visited several schools in the Rural Musoma so we could appropriately design photovoltaic systems for the secondary schools in the Rural Musoma school district. TanzSolar is currently raising the funds for these installations. It is expected that the education of the students attending these schools will greatly improve due to these installations. With nighttime lighting the students will be able to read and study in the evening. With lighted classrooms and a campus lighted for security, they will be able to return to school in the evenings and work together. With internet access and a computer and printer available the teachers will be able to provide new and updated materials to the students.

 Students outside classroom building TanzSolar team meets with headmasterTeachers housing buildings on campus

Village Lighting Program Passes 5,000 Solar Lights!

After many trips to villages in the Mara Region, Tanzsolar has completed the sale of the first shipment of Nova lights totalling 5,400. More have already been ordered to keep the program going.

Educational Booklet on solar electricity

Our First Educational Booklet has been printed. An educational booklet designed to explain solar electric systems to villagers was written, designed and printed. It is in Swahili and is in picture book style to assist in getting the ideas of solar equipment and how they are used across to a very diverse audience. It is available for downloading on our website.

TanzSolar Completes our First Tanzania Rural Energy Agency (REA) Matching Grant

In August of 2010 TanzSolar recived funds to complete many marketing tasks for the promotion of solar lighting equipment in the Mara Region. This work included market testing of new solar-lighting products, construction of the booth used by staff to attend, promote and sell the lights at the village markets. It also included funding for the educational booklets and posters used for advertising.

Field testing of new solar-lighting products

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