Grandmothers To Solar Engineers In Madagascar

Posted by M ws On Thursday, March 21, 2013 0 comments

Antananarivo, Madagascar: A group of seven elderly women have departed their villages in rural Madagascar for six months training at India’s Barefoot College that will equip them as community solar engineers.

The College’s Solar Engineer programme, run in conjunction with WWF, trains grandmothers to provide solar energy to their villages and others.

These solar systems will be their communities’ main energy source for lighting, where today there is currently either no power or only unsustainable energy sources like kerosene, diesel and old or disposable batteries. It is estimated that rural households in Madagascar use approximately 1.5–2 gallons of kerosene per month for their lighting and cooking needs.

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