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 27, 2017

Solar Electricity for an African School

Greetings and Happy new year to all,

Unfortunately due to new Government regulations concerning free school or all, the Government has issued a new rulling  that does not allow parents to contribute directly made payments to all schools by parents, therefore this has greatly affected the installation of new solar batteries and this has placed the burden of raising the funds or new solar batteires sorely on Tanzsolar LTD.As we attempt to raise the new total sum of 1200$ alone, Tanzsolar has already been able to raise half of the needed amount with the help of our donors community.

In addition the price of securing quality solar batteries has also increased. At this time we are carrying out operation and Maintenance on the school solar system while we continue with the unexpected additional fund raising. The operational and maintenance cost for needed repairs are 12 LED 5watt Lights,and the replacement of fault switches. The LED bulbs are 7$ each =84$ and the switches are 4$ each. Transportation and allowance is 50$ the total cost to be 142$. Tanzsolar LTD will do this necessary operation and maintenance by the end of February 2017. As soon as we are able to raise the required additional funds that are needed for new batteries, they will then be installed. Any assistance that can be provided by our donor community will be greatly appreciated.

Nov 28, 2016

Solar Electricity for an African School

Due to some problems with the Tegeruka School board not having all of the reported needed funds to install solar batteries, this was due to more pressing issues that required their immediate attention to maintain the everyday operation  of the school. Now both the school board and Tanzsolar LTD have agreed to postpone the installation of solar batteries until after the Christmas holidays.

This was a most unfortunate incident and Tanzsolar LTD has been assured that the installation funds that the school board was also supposed to raise on their side will be available and the installation will take place when the school reopens after the Christmas holidays.

Once the batteries are installed, Tanzsolar will go forward with a new project that will providea solar lantern for girl students who were not able to attend night study sessions that are held at the school using the school solar lighting system. Thanks to all of our supporters and donors who are helping to support the Tegeruka Secondary School Solar System project.

Aug 31, 2016

Solar Electricity for an African School

On July 28th 2016, Tanzsolar was informed by Tegeruka Secondary School head master that the school's solar system has stopped operating.After visiting the school and testing the solar system we became aware that the batteries had failed and could no longer support the school's solar system. The decission was then made by Tanzsolar and the school board to investigate the cost needed to replace the batteries. Tanzsolar found a battery supplier who would sell the needed batteries at 550$. The transportation cost plus a small amount to pay for installation of the new batteries came to 50$ making the total cost for new batteires, transportation and installation be 600$.

After a fund raising effort that was started by  Tanzsolar and the Tegeruka School board, we are happy to announce that the necessary amount was raised and completed on August 30th  2016. We are now in the process of acquiring the batteries and plan to install them by the10th September 2016. The science teacher at the school who is responsible for operation and maintenance of the solar system will assist Tanzsolar with the installation of the new batteries.

This joint fund raising effort has shown that it will be possible to maintain and keep the school solar system working well into the future. We again would like to thank all of our supporters who have helped to make this project possible

 
   

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