TanzSolar Ltd.

TanzSolar's mission is to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life for people throughout rural Tanzania through the promotion of affordable technology powered by renewable energy, distributed to people not served by, or unable to afford connection to, an electricity grid.
Feb 18, 2015

Solar Electricity for African Schools

During the first week of February of 2015, Tanzsolar was able to install 4 new brighter LED lights in one classroom at Tegeruka Secondary School. The installation went well and the classroom is now at least three times brighter with the four new higher power LED similar to tube light bulbs. The students and school admiistrators have expressed their appreciation to Tanzsolar for being able to upgrade the lighting in the classsroom. Tanzsolar plans to upgrade the remaining classroom with the same new LED lighting before the end of march.

The quality and brightness of these new LED lights for classrooms has helped Tanzsolar to plan to install them in as many classrooms as possible. The support of all Tanzsolar donors has helped us to begin an upgrade of all LED lights that have been placed and are planned to be placed in all classrooms with solar power in the rural areas that Tanzsolar is providing solar power assistance.Thanks again for the support that has made this effort possible.

Feb 18, 2015

Affordable Solar Light for 1700 African Villagers

Tanzsolar has been fortunate to acquire 52 NIWA LED solar lanterns with phone charging capability. In addition we at Tanzsolar have also been able to acquire 46 three LED light systems with phone charging for rural homes and health facilities. During the first week of February Tanzsolar was able to install two of the three LED light systems in Rorya District,Mara Region health dispensaries. These installations have been well received and are being used to upgrade the quality of health delivery services in the health facilities. The plan is to install as many of these systems as possible in the health facilities within Rorya District and Mara Region.

Over half of the LED lighting systems are being designated for purchase by rural households at a discounted price. Tanzsolar has also begun to offer a lay away four payment purchase plan to make these systems more affordable and attainable to low income earners in the rural areas of Mara Region. This effort would not have been possible without the support and contributions that has been provided by our supporters. Thanks to all.

Nov 11, 2014

Nov 2014 Update - TanzSolar School lightig project

Students at Buruma Secondary school
Students at Buruma Secondary school

TanzSolar has completed one school installation and we are half way to full funding for the next school system. The first system, the Tegeruka Secondary School, was paid by 3 family foundations and it has been working very well. Tanzsolar LTD has been visiting the school regularly in order to observe the operation and evaluate the utilization of the PV system that was installed at Tegeruka. Students are coming back to school in he evening to study and teachers are pleased to have electricity that help them to prepare lessons for the next day. Having lights helps the Laboratory Technician to prepare equipment so that sutdents can do practical exercises the following day. T hey are happy that they don't buy kerosene anymore for the old kerosene lanterns. Tanzsolar is doing maintenance such us fixing teachers home solar systems, replacing broken switches and bulbs at school.

Tanzsolar LTD is planning to install new PV system at a new school, Buruma Secondary School . The plan is to have a 60W panel a 15A controller and a small number of LED bulbs. This will be helpful to start with while Tanzsolar is raising funds in order to reconfigure it to bigger system.

We thank you again for your support, and assure you that we are making the most of your donations to give the students in rural Tanzania light to study by in their classrooms.

Girl students heading to classroom.
Girl students heading to classroom.
Students in Classroom at Buruma Secondary School.
Students in Classroom at Buruma Secondary School.

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