Solar-Project of Kishumundu Secondary School
Aim of the project
We like to substitute Kerosene Lamps by Solar -LED-Lamps.
Why do we want to do this?
- Using a Kerosene Lamp is very expensive. It cost about 200 TSch (Tanzanian Schilling, 200 TSch are approximately 10 US cent) per day.
- Kerosene Lamps produce harmful and bad smelling combustion gases.
- They are not very effective. They are not very bright and produce a lot heat.
- In contrast to Kerosene Sun light cost nothing - it´s for free.
Our solar project is using the Moneysafer Solar Lamps of the german company Villageboom.
UPDATE: The Villageboom LED-Lamp has been improved over years. In the current (grey) version of the lamp it produces about 1,5-times the light compared to the old (orange or green) version.
A more detailed description of our project is found in the Presentation below:
Dr. Bauer and Mr. Nzao explain the function of a solar panel in one of their seminars about electricity generation by solar panels.
Handover of the first solar LED-lamp to a solarscout of the new solar project of the school.
This internet pages were created by Gregory Kyara and Dr. Michael Bauer at Kishumundu Secondary School (20 th of august 2014).