Solar Lights for Burma

 
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Solar Lights for Burma

Solar Lights for Burma
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Training participants

Training participants
Members of the micro-saving group are shown how their batteries will be recharged (view small | med | large | orig)

On the "long-tail" boat

On the "long-tail" boat
We make our way through the backwaters of the Ayerwaddy Delta (view small | med | large | orig)

Testing the voltage

Testing the voltage
Participants are trained to check the charging system for correct functioning (view small | med | large | orig)

Unloading solar panels at the dock

Unloading solar panels at the dock
On our second visit to Mayanwa village, we brought two more Candle Replacement Solar Kits (view small | med | large | orig)

The 'Master Charger' explains his recordkeeping

The 'Master Charger' explains his recordkeeping
Mr Zaw Win, who manages the central solar charging center keeps meticulous records of battery voltage before and after charging (view small | med | large | orig)

The class learns how to measure voltage

The class learns how to measure voltage
Like last year, I gave a 3-day training on Photovoltaics. Ten people attended the class, including two women. (view small | med | large | orig)

Paddling in the backwaters

Paddling in the backwaters
In the Delta, roads are very rare and traveling by boat is the only way. Many people now have "long-tail" boats powered by diesel engines, but many still use human muscle-power to get around. (view small | med | large | orig)

Traveling by motor boat to Mangrove Island

Traveling by motor boat to Mangrove Island
Photo from Progress Report 'Solar Power on the Mangrove Island' (view small | med | large | orig)

Two staff members bolt on the frame for the panels

Two staff members bolt on the frame for the panels
Photo from Progress Report 'Solar Power on the Mangrove Island' (view small | med | large | orig)

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Organization

Solar Roots

Berkeley, CA, United States

Project Leader

Bruce Gardiner

Berkeley, CA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Solar Lights for Burma