Solar Jobs & Energy - Village Minigrids in Lesotho

by STG International
Solar Jobs & Energy - Village Minigrids in Lesotho
Solar Jobs & Energy - Village Minigrids in Lesotho
Solar Jobs & Energy - Village Minigrids in Lesotho
Solar Jobs & Energy - Village Minigrids in Lesotho
Solar Jobs & Energy - Village Minigrids in Lesotho
Solar Jobs & Energy - Village Minigrids in Lesotho
Solar Jobs & Energy - Village Minigrids in Lesotho
Solar Jobs & Energy - Village Minigrids in Lesotho
Solar Jobs & Energy - Village Minigrids in Lesotho
Solar Jobs & Energy - Village Minigrids in Lesotho
Solar Jobs & Energy - Village Minigrids in Lesotho
Solar Jobs & Energy - Village Minigrids in Lesotho
Solar Jobs & Energy - Village Minigrids in Lesotho
Solar Jobs & Energy - Village Minigrids in Lesotho

Project Report | Jul 5, 2022
7th Clinic Electrified - Lebakeng

By Matt Orosz | CEO, 1PWR Lesotho

PV panel mounting rack construction at Lebakeng
PV panel mounting rack construction at Lebakeng

Hello to everyone from winter here in Lesotho!

I am very excited to tell you - hot off the presses - that our team has finished the installation of the seventh (final!) clinic power system that was funded by USAID.  This work has made across-the-board improvements at all of the Partners-In-Health clinics in Lesotho, all seven of which serve the most remote of the population, including now ensuring around-the-clock power and enabling critical upgrades to PIH Electronic Medical Record systems.

Some of you may recall that Lebakeng, the final clinic, is located on the opposite side of the Senqu River from the paved road and is accessible essentially only by air and rowboat.  While our team has been working on building a crossing for construction vehicles to support the community-wide minigrid deployment later this year (picture below) we devised a method to move the equipment for the clinic piecewise to make sure it was completed as soon as possible.  After some delays due to exceptionally heavy rains this year, we were able to finally put the plan into action in June.

You will see in the photos the 1PWR team at work during installation of the new PV panel array and familiarizing the Clinic staff with the new system - and a beauty shot of the final PV array after completion!

I am incredibly proud of this milestone and the learning and expertise of the team as we have now completed this type of project seven times,  The gained expertise, efficiency, and competencies are all valuable assets that we take with us as we are already starting construction of our 10 community minigrids - which I will be sharing more about in the next update!

As always, an ongoing thank you from our team for your continued interest and support!

Best,

-Matt

Lebakeng power system complete!
Lebakeng power system complete!
Familiarizing PIH staff with new system, Lebakeng
Familiarizing PIH staff with new system, Lebakeng
Senqu River crossing construction underway
Senqu River crossing construction underway
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STG International

Location: Cambridge, MA - USA
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Project Leader:
Matthew Orosz
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Cambridge , MA United States
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