At our Centre, continuous electricity supply is rare. Keeping our milk and veterinary drugs refrigerated is a major headache. Running projected training, and just ordinary life tends to be more stressful when you don’t know if power will be available that day. So we need to reconsider alternative sources of energy.
In the past we have fitted some solar panels, but currently, they’re not effective enough for our needs, so we’re looking to update and increase our system. New generation technology is available, with a hefty initial price tag, but we aim to supply one building at a time as resources allow.
We’re also investigating wind turbines - could you imagine how life could change for our impoverished neighbours if they had access to lighting in their homes? At 6pm each evening it’s absolutely dark, leaving school children little chance of study, personal safety could be compromised, and most community life is put on hold till 5am next morning.
Our vision is to supply power and lighting to even the poorest communities - a big dream but we’re looking into the possibilities of harnessing wind power......