Posted on | June 27, 2011 | No Comments
Rogier van Manstvelt will be introducing the solar road map for Cambodia. The roadmap was developed together with PicoSol and in collaboration with several national stakeholders. The summary can be found here.
Posted on | June 22, 2011 | No Comments
The vision of Pico Sol Cambodia is to introduce solar energy to rural areas in order to contribute to sustainable development where plans for grid electrification are years or decades from realization. Electricity from the sun is clean, renewable and readily available in Cambodia. To bring this resource to rural villages, Pico Sol Cambodia supports small scale solar projects with a local supporting basis to ensure sustainability. Pico Sol Cambodia’s long term objective is to stimulate the use of solar energy in Cambodia’s rural areas.
This involves demonstration of the advantages of solar energy to local communities, increasing the knowledge of organizations and individuals in the installation, operation and maintenance of solar power systems, and stimulating the establishment of small scale businesses in the field of solar energy. Pico Sol Cambodia also provides technical trainings to installers of solar home systems.
In 2006 a project has started to rent out lanterns to the very poor. These were not solar lanterns which meant that every few days an operator collected the batteries to replace them for full ones and the empty ones were charged at the home of the operator. The evaluation of the project was promising. Unfortunately the project has stopped because the lanterns used were too expensive.
For this project Pico Sol Cambodia partners with Kamworks which is a social enterprise, officially registered in Cambodia since 2006. Kamworks has developed the award winning MoonLight solar lantern for the Cambodian market in a participatory approach with rural villagers. Kamworks’ vision is that, in order for the off grid market to develop in a sustainable way, development of Cambodian solar expertise is needed. Kamworks aims at developing such expertise by assembling the MoonLight inside Cambodia, thus making spare parts and service readily available.
Kamworks wants to start a large scale solar rental project after a successful pilot was performed. Pico Sol Cambodia will support this by training the entrepreneurs and project management.
- What should be the conditions for up scaling the business in a box throughout Cambodia?
- What tasks could be performed by Pico Sol Cambodia to roll out the roadmap to solarise Cambodia with good quality solar products?
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Posted on | May 25, 2011 | No Comments
Yet another newsflash from EASE partner TaTEDO in Tanzania. You can find an interesting article on the capacity that TaTEDO has built on gender mainstreaming in energy projects! If you wish to read earlier newsflashes, you can find them here.
Posted on | March 31, 2011 | No Comments
The deliverables from the Send a Cow Solar Project are now online! The project was very succesfull and proved that a well thought out marketing strategy for well-organized groups, in this case farmer groups, can achieve significant number of solar PV sales and has potential for replication and scaling up. Over 165 solar home systems and lanterns have been purchased and installed since the beginning of the pilot project. Of these about 40% were group members and 60% community members closely linked to the groups. Congratulations to the SACU team for succesfull implementation of the project and thanks to the Konserve team for their support to the project.« go back — keep looking »