Blogs from Kamatane, Fatick Region, Senegal, Africa

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Africa » Senegal » Fatick Region » Kamatane November 1st 2006

The Village Road Show After the success of the public education and demonstration day (see “sunshine at night”) the group decided that a trip out to some of the villages was absolutely essential to see if the demand they are sure exists is as massive as they believe. The group had already met many people from the villages who told them that their “ASER” (Association Sénégalese pour l’Electrification Rurale) solar batteries no longer worked and that no one was responding to their requests for help maintenance. The panels being made by the group are not designed to replace these “Solar Home Systems - SHS” but it gave them a good idea of what to expect in terms of perceptions of solar. Comes back to what I’d seen in other villages - a poorly implemented solar scheme ... read more
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