Solar Nexus Safari 2010
May 7, 2010
We’re getting geared up to hit the road for a few weeks to unveil the SolarNexus power center to East Africa! Golda and I will be flying into Nairobi on May 16th, where we will be exhibiting the SolarNexus at the Lighting Africa conference being organized by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. This will be a great opportunity to show off our new approach to off-grid power system integration for hundreds of governmental, NGO and business decision makers working on off-grid lighting and power issues across Africa and other parts of the developing world.
After the Lighting Africa conference we’ll be putting on a one day off-grid PV training session for the staff of SolarAid Kenya at their office in Nairobi. SolarAid in Tanzania has been a great partner and our first customer for a bulk purchase of SolarNexus systems. We enthusiastically support the efforts of SolarAid and hope to work with them to bring high quality institutional power systems to other countries.
From Nairobi we’re headed to Arusha, Tanzania, where we’ll participate in the Tanzania National Solar Energy Day event being produced by the Tanzania Solar Energy Association (TASEA). After that we’ll be in Dar es Salaam for about a week, doing SolarNexus training sessions for the dealers and installers who will be installing the 30 systems currently enroute via ocean freight to SolarAid Tanzania.
We hope to finish out the trip with some time on Chole Island, in the Mafia Island National Marine Park. Mason at SolarAid TZ has been working with a lodge on Chole that is supporting installation of PV systems on a school and a health clinic on the island. We hope to install a SolarNexus system at the school and also do some repair and service to an existing system on the health clinic. After all that we hope to have some time to relax on the beach and take in a little snorkeling before getting back on a plane to come home.
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