In an effort to empower energy deficient communities with a reliable energy source, Portland-based non-profit Twende Solar (Twende) is embarking on two off-grid solar installations in 2016. Seeking to revolutionize the academic capacity of two rural schools, Twende is installing a 6.6kW solar PV system on a high school in a remote rainforest community of Guatemala and a 26kW system on a middle school outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia. In partnership with three other Oregon-based organizations, these projects are indicative of the forward-thinking and socially-minded values Oregonians hold true.
Worldwide, 1.3 billion people have no access to electricity, and an additional 1 billion are without reliable access to electricity. The International Energy Agency and United Nations Development Programme estimates that 85-percent of people who lack electricity live in rural areas. Energy poverty plagues vulnerable communities, leaving them in darkness with poor health conditions, inadequate schooling, and minimal economic mobility. Renewable energy is a practical solution to delivering power to rural and impoverished areas.Read more
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