Solar Lights for Burma

by Solar Roots
Dec 30, 2013

Solar lighting in monasteries

Novice monks at Asia Light Monastery
Novice monks at Asia Light Monastery

Having recently returned to Burma, I am presently working on my schedule for 2014. One of my main goals is to visit several monasteries to help them install solar electric systems. I have already been invited to come to a meditation center at Kanmyu, where they have an existing solar system with diesel generator back-up. However, the system is working poorly and needs some repair and upgrade.

Other visits will be to Taunggyi and Mon State. Even around Pyin Oo Lwin, where I am based, there are several monasteries, nunneries and monastic schools that could benefit from our solar lighting systems. Unfortunately, because the internet is so slow in Burma, I can't upload the photographs I had intended. I will do this on my next visa run to Thailand.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our donors for their generous support, and wish you all the very best for the New Year. Hopefully, with your help, 2014 will be a bright solar year for Burma!

Monk and Nun at a stove  and solar training
Monk and Nun at a stove and solar training
Young novice monks at Parami monastery
Young novice monks at Parami monastery

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Bruce Gardiner
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