EASE & CA Catalogue

Solar Sisters Lamp System - Sunking Home 120

Why to choose this solution?
The lamp can light up to 4 rooms for up to 24 light hours, charges up to 3 phones and it has a security light.
Savings per day or production:
The solar powered lamp can save 1200 Tsh per day
Cost in money and in own time to construct:
5 Years lifetime, replaceable during warranty
Maintenance needed:
After 5 years, repair of plastic nylon is needed.
Resources needed in use:
Solar power in form of sunshine.
Problems and limits:
Not easily affordable by very poor communities.
Where and how can you get it or make it?
Available at Solar Sister Entrepreneurs.
Skills needed to produce, install. maintenance, use:
Fabricated in industry, repair need special skills.
How to use it:
How to maintain it:
Climate effect (if any):
The solar lamp reduces CO2 emission and it is environmental friendly.
Where it is used and how many users are there?
Used all over Tanzania especially in rural areas where grid is not yet connected.
Why is it successful?
It is affordable, clean and reliable source of light.
If you can make it, a short description, typical problems, materials needed.:
How to make it (if possible):
How is it delivered and by whom?
Successful financial model
What policies and strategies helped the success?
The Tanzanian government supports solar projects in several ways; through legislation as well as by providing financial support. Projects which qualify for such funding might take different forms, and range from lighting initiatives to large-scale solar PV fields.
More info:
Name of the association uploading the case:
Centre for Sustainable Energy Services (TaTEDO)
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