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.
Jul 5, 2011

TanzSolar's New Website, Neutrogena "Wave for Change" Contest

Please go visit our new, updated website. Same address; www.tanzsolar.org, but lots of new information. This site now contains an information update weekly under News/Stories.

Announcing the Neutrogena "Wave for Change" Grant Contest. TanzSolar was selected by Neutrogena as one of 3 Environmental projects on Global Giving to compete for a corporate donation program! There are 9 projects in total in 3 categories; Education, Environment and Disaster Recovery. One project from each category will win the competition and will be awarded 1/3 of the funds raised.

Help us WIN the competition! It’s easy to vote and your vote will help TanzSolar to provide solar electric lighting to rural villagers, replacing the dangerous and highly polluting kerosene lanterns they currently use. Please vote now! Just click below and select "Provide Renewable Energy in Tanzania".

http://www.neutrogena.com/category/wave+for+change.do?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=fb_page&utm_content=welcome_tab&utm_campaign=fb_neutrogena

Spread the word! This could be a big boost for TanzSolar and for thousands of villagers with no access to electricity. And don’t forget to register any qualifying Neutrogena purchases to help raise money for this wonderful program.

May 17, 2011

Solar-Schools Project Report Q2 2011

TanzSolar mtg. with heasmaster, Suguti Secondary
TanzSolar mtg. with heasmaster, Suguti Secondary

During the first quarter of this project TanzSolar has met with the regional school commissioner to select the best schools for this project.  We are looking for schools with good management and an active local parent board.  Our staff has met with headmasters and many teachers from 4 of the targeted local Secondary Schools.  All of the rural Musoma schools are without electricity, and it is our goal to eventually provide power to all of them.  Indeed most of the schools even within the Musoma Urban district do not have electricity.

The headmasters, teachers and students are all very excited about the possibility of having lighting so that they can study at school in the evenings.  They are very interested in getting electricity in the on-campus teachers houses so that they will be able to attract and keep teachers at these rural schools.  And they are very excited about having power for a computer and internet connection so they can access the whole world of information available online, together with a printer so that these materials can be shared with their classes.

We hope to begin installing these systems in 2011, and are looking for funding in addition to the Global Giving funds to speed the project along.  All donations will be put to work as soon as possible.  Thank you for your support.

Tegaruka Secondary School Classroom
Tegaruka Secondary School Classroom
TanzSolar mtg. at Kyanyaru Secondary School
TanzSolar mtg. at Kyanyaru Secondary School
Buruma Secondary School, Administration building
Buruma Secondary School, Administration building
Mar 15, 2011

March 2011 update TanzSolar_Rural Africa Lighting

Showing villagers the Solar Light 1
Showing villagers the Solar Light 1

TanzSolar is very pleased to announce that we have passed the “5000” solar light milestone!

In the forth quarter 2010 TanzSolar continued with our scheduled trips to the village markets.  We set up our booth at the monthly markets with loud speakers and 3 staff members.  In this quarter we exhibited at the markets in the villages of; Bitaraguru, Isenye, Kiabakari, Kiagata, Kirumi, Kisaka , Majimoto, Masinki, Mugeta, Mugumu, Mwibagi and Saragana.

Most of our time is spent explaining the solar electric lights and solar panels.  Customer satisfaction with the product is high and we often get repeat customers, wanting a second or third light.  We do encounter customers who have a battery failure or other problem from time to time, and we repair or replace their lights.

Thanks to your donations,TanzSolar distributed 785 solar lights in Q4 2010!

We have been fortunate to enjoy financial support from the Rural Energy Agency for TanzSolar’s marketing efforts in the Mara Region.  We have produced a booklet in Kiswahili about solar power in comic book format.  We will begin distributing these in the villages as well.

Thank you for your ongoing support for clean affordable light in rural Tanzania!

Did you know that March 16 is Bonus Day – where Global Giving will supplement donations by an additional 30%.  (Matching is applied at 30% up to $1,000 per donor per project.)  If you can afford to make a donation it will help us greatly!

These solar lights are bright!
These solar lights are bright!
How to install them
How to install them
Changing the brightness settings
Changing the brightness settings

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