Trina Solar donates solar modules for school in Tanzania

Photovoltaic supports development in areas with weak infrastructure

Zürich, June 17 2014 –Trina Solar Limited (TSL), a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) modules, solutions and services, donated solar modules of a total output of 9,5 kW for the Msafiri English Medium Primary School in Tanzania. The transportation of the modules to the project location and the construction of the solar system was organized by the companies SunPlan and MaxSolar, developer and operator of solar power plants and both partners of Trina Solar. The installation of the PV system was finalized in March with the support of Hutterer GmbH and locals were trained for its maintenance. For this project, poly-crystalline solar modules from Trina Solar with an output of 230W were used.  

The Msafiri School is an officially registered Non-Government Organization (NGO), founded by Michael Hell (Ampfing, Germany) and Grace Msafiri, Kisangara (Tanzania). Its establishment 2004 was mainly funded by donations from Mühldorf, where SunPlan and Hutterer are located. 170 children are attending the school that earned a good reputation for the quality of its education. Because of the weak electricity grid electrical light is not always available. Now the Trina Solar modules enable the school to use computers at any time of the day as well as to take care of the children and guarantee their safety in the evening after dark.  

„We are very happy that we can support the Msafiri School and thereby also the education of 170 children with our solar modules“, says Ben Hill, President of Trina Solar Europe. „This project shows in a very impressive way that photovoltaics is a reliable and sustainable source of energy – even in regions which are not yet connected to the grid. In cases like this one, photovoltaics can even make an important contribution to society.”  

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