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 22, 2013

New portable solar package avalaible for villagers

Solar lights at night
Solar lights at night

TanzSolar’s Global Giving project, Affordable Solar Light for 12500 African Villagers, continues to subsidize the cost of solar lights for rural Tanzanian families.  We have just $1,000 left to complete this project, only 1.6%! 

TanzSolar's newest solar packages for rural Tanzanians include portable lights, cell phone charger and USB port for any external DC load. A smaller option includes 2 lights with a 5W solar panel and a larger option includes 4 lights and a 15W solar panel, both come with cell phone charging port and USB port. 

During the course of this project TanzSolar has learned that charging cell phones is a large concern for many villagers. Cell phones have allowed Tanzanians new ways to earn a living, however most villagers live with no electricity, which makes keeping a cell phone charged a high maintenance task. With the new cell phone charging ports and USB included in the solar systems, villagers have an easier time charging their phone and can focus their energy more on what is needed to support themselves and their families. We look forward to seeing how our customers like the new package. We will share their feedback with you, our donors, who have helped make all this possible! Thank you.

Your donations have paid for half of the cost of a solar-powered light for a village family.  The villagers themselves pay for the other half, which encourages them to value and care for these lights.  TanzSolar is headquartered in Musoma, a town in Northern Tanzania conveniently located to thousands of rural households.  We offer ongoing product support, battery replacements and equipment repairs at or below cost.  We produce educational literature and are working to introduce the populace to solar electricity and efficient electric lighting.  Together we are bringing knowledge and light to rural Africa.

In addition you might like to take a look at our school project; www.globalgiving.org/projects/solar-schools4africa/.  This project will fund the electrification of a rural secondary school in northern Tanzania.

Again we thank you for your generous support.  Your donations have changed the lives of this large, hard-working rural population in Tanzania, and they are deeply appreciated.

Classroom studying by solar lights in the evening
Classroom studying by solar lights in the evening

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Oct 19, 2012

October_12 First Solar-School Installed

Solar panels on the roof of the school
Solar panels on the roof of the school

TanzSolar’s Solar-Schools program has just completed the first Solar-School installation in Rural Musoma.  This is a landmark project for the region, and we hope to complete 100 more Solar-School systems.  This system is nearly 1 Kilowatt, and it powers classroom lights, lights in the main office and teachers' preparation room, lights in the on-campus teacher housing, outdoor security lights, plus power for a photocopier, computer and cell phone charger.  

The teachers, administrators and students are thrilled to have electricity for the first time at their school.  They don't have electricity at their homes, so they will be spending more time at school and we expect to see their academic achievement improve greatly.

Other news: TanzSolar received a big honor in June from the Green Africa program.

The annual Green Africa Award for Business was awarded to TanzSolar (www.tanzsolar.org) for championing environmental change in Africa. TanzSolar received the Award for bringing clean, renewable solar energy and electric lighting to villagers in Tanzania. TanzSolar received the Green Business & Environmental Management Award, one of ten categories.

http://www.earthmauritius.org/#!__green-awards/vstc2=latest-news

Your donations make it happen!  Here are some photos of the Tegaruka Solar-School installation.  Please help us fund the next school.  Thank you from the 450 students and 6 teachers at the secondary school you are funding.

Location of Tegaruka Secondary School
Location of Tegaruka Secondary School
TanzSolar staff unloading solar panels
TanzSolar staff unloading solar panels
Installing the Inverter
Installing the Inverter
Evening study _photo by Christoph Stulz
Evening study _photo by Christoph Stulz
Green Africa Award for TanzSolar!
Green Africa Award for TanzSolar!
Oct 19, 2012

TanzSolar Wins Green Africa Award Q3 2012 Report

Green Africa Award
Green Africa Award

TanzSolar’s Global Giving project, Affordable Solar Light for 12,500 African Villagers, continues to subsidize the cost of solar lights for rural Tanzanian families.  Thousands of Tanzanians have already received subsidized solar lights through this program, thanks to your support. 

TanzSolar received a big honor in June from the Green Africa program.

The annual Green Africa Award for Business was awarded to TanzSolar (www.tanzsolar.org) for championing environmental change in Africa. TanzSolar received the Award for bringing clean, renewable solar energy and electric lighting to villagers in Tanzania. TanzSolar received the Green Business & Environmental Management Award, one of ten categories.

http://www.earthmauritius.org/#!__green-awards/vstc2=latest-news

Since 2007 TanzSolar has been working in the rural, northern regions of Tanzania to bring clean, renewable solar energy and electric lighting to village homes, schools and medical facilities.  TanzSolar is a nonprofit Tanzania based company that has distributed over 7,000 subsidized solar-lighting systems.  Nonetheless millions of rural households and businesses remain without access to electricity, so this work is just beginning.

Please take a look at our school project; www.globalgiving.org/projects/solar-schools4africa/.   You will see some photos here of our first rural school installation.

The TanzSolar staff and the villagers of Rural Musoma thank you for your generous support.  Together we are changing the world.

Location of Tegaruka Secondary School
Location of Tegaruka Secondary School
Solar-School Installation
Solar-School Installation
Installing the Inverter
Installing the Inverter
Panels on the roof
Panels on the roof
by Christoph Stulz_ Classroom at night
by Christoph Stulz_ Classroom at night
 
   

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