Solar electricity for Karen children dormitory

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Solar panels will provide electricity to a dormitory which houses, feeds and supports 30 Karen children of all ages. The solar system will power lights, a computer, and satellite internet access.

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Currently, there is no power grid or electrical infrastructure to serve the dorm. Staff and 30 children will benefit from lights and computer access to do their schoolwork. Today they have to rely on flashlight or kerosene lights for reading, and cannot operate any computer or any other appliance. Staff will participate in the installation and be trained in operation of the system.


Technical design is complete. Local partner BGET will procure the equipment, help install it, and train staff in the installation, operation and maintenance of the system. Everybody will help for the installation, providing construction labor.

Long-Term Impact

Education: Students and staff will have proper lighting for homework and activities at night, and will be able to use a computer and the internet.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Green Empowerment
Border Green Energy Team

Organization Information

Green Empowerment

Location: Portland, Oregon - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @grnempower
Project Leader:
Michel Maupoux
Program Manager
Portland, Oregon United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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