Primary School and Teachers Residents, Eritrea
The objective was the reliable power supply for a primary school and the nearby teachers residents in the village Adi Belsey, Eritrea. The lelectric lighting at the school will extend the hours available for educational activities in the evening hours.
The project was funded by the NGO "Grundschule Adi Belsey in Eritrea e.V." and operated by Phaesun Germany in cooperation with Phaesun Asmara.
Why was PV selected?
Photovoltaic technology was selected as the only viable energy source for several reasons:
The national electricity grid does not reach many rural schools.
The use of generators is not encouraged owing to the scarcity of fuel, noise factor and high price of transport of the fuel to far flung remote sites.
Additionally the operation and maintenance cost of generator sets is problematic.
The challenge to successfully implement these systems was mainly the remoteness of the area. Transportation of the equipment and installation was a challenge but was safely and efficiently carried out by local partner Phaesun Asmara plc.