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.
Mar 5, 2014

March 2014 Report

TanzSolar Researching PV System Usage
TanzSolar Researching PV System Usage

TanzSolar has been following up with our residential installations to see how people are using their solar lights.   We do regular maintenance on systems and provide replacement parts as needed.  Customers are required to pay at least 50% of these costs.

What we are finding in our follow-up visits is that people are very, very happy to have solar lights.  They are saving a significant amount on kerosene purchases -a few dollars/month, which could easily be 20% of their monthly income.  They comment that their children can now study in the evenings, and they are glad when they no longer have smoky kerosene lanterns indoors.

There are still nearly two million households in just the Lake Zone Region of Tanzania without access to electricity, so please help us expand our program!  Every donation, large or small, helps us to make a significant, long-term improvement in the lives of rural families without access to electric power.  We sincerely thank you for your continued support.

Kids like solar lights!
Kids like solar lights!
Businesses need solar lights, too.
Businesses need solar lights, too.
TanzSolar crew, on the road to a village.
TanzSolar crew, on the road to a village.
Oct 9, 2013

TanzSolar Solar Lighting Program Update

Solar lighting at a rural school
Solar lighting at a rural school

Special Notice!

On Wednesday, October 9th beginning at 12:01 am EDT, for 24 hours, GlobalGiving is providing a Bonus Day!  Your contribution will be matched at 30% by Global Giving, up to the first $25,000 claimed.  Please take advantage of this added gift by donating, online, on October 9.  In the morning, if possible!

Our thanks to you all who have made these projects possible and to Global Giving for their ongoing efforts to support TanzSolar and other grassroots nonprofit organizations around the world.  We work very hard to provide the most impact for your dollars.

TanzSolar continues to provide maintenance for the more than 7,000 solar lighting systems we have distributed in the Lake Zone region.  We are currently saving for our next shipment of lighting systems, and hope to be able to purchase these kits before the end of the year to begin distribution in December.

Don’t forget!  October 9, in the morning as early as possible, make a donation!  Every donation, large or small, helps us to make a significant, long-term improvement in the lives of rural families without access to electric power.

Thank you.

Solar lighting at a village home
Solar lighting at a village home
TanzSolar staff working with homeowner
TanzSolar staff working with homeowner
Justin Ibrahim showing the solar lights in a home.
Justin Ibrahim showing the solar lights in a home.
Oct 7, 2013

October Update on Tegaruka Secondary School

Tegaruka classroom
Tegaruka classroom

On the 2nd of October 2013 TanzSolar made a routine maintenance visit to Tegeruka Secondary School to evaluate the operation of school's solar power system.  While reviewing the status of the school's lighting system, it was found that 9 LED lights in one of the classrooms aren't in proper working order and they should be replaced.  It was also observed that 2 connectors in the teachers homes systems need to be replaced.  These repairs will be made by TanzSolar as soon as possible.

The girls students don't feel comfortable to attend the school after darkness to study using the school's solar lighting system. It is not safe for them to make the trip, and the school doesn't have dormitories for boys or girls and it is a day school.  The school principal accepted our offer to donate 4 portable solar lights to be awarded to the top girls finishers of the upcoming standardized testing competition that will be held for all four grade levels.

The solar system has been greatly appreciated by both the school's faculty and the students. TanzSolar is doing all that is possible to maintain and upgrade the school's solar system. Other teachers who are living in the nearby village are also asking for those portable system like the ones at teacher's homes, and we hope to be able to provide lighting systems for all the teachers.

Special Notice!

 On Wednesday, October 9th from 12:01 am EDT, for 24 hours, GlobalGiving is providing a Bonus Day!  Your contribution will be matched at 30% by Global Giving, up to the first $25,000 claimed.  Please help us take advantage of this added gift by donating, online, on October 9, in the morning, if possible!!

Our thanks to you all who have made these projects possible and to Global Giving for their ongoing efforts to support TanzSolar and similar, grassroots nonprofit organizations around the world.

PV array on rural school
PV array on rural school
Lighting repair
Lighting repair
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