Solar Electricity for an African School

by TanzSolar Ltd.
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 ( 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.!__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!

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TanzSolar Ltd.

Location: Musoma, Mara - Tanzania, United Republic of
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Marianne Walpert
Board Member, Executive Director
Musoma, Mara Region Tanzania, United Republic of
$9,027 raised of $12,000 goal
105 donations
$2,973 to go
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