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Students of the Sun: Brightening Futures with Solar-Powered Schools in Indonesia

Project Title: Hivos Indonesia Kataka Solar School

Delivering clean electricity to regions that lack reliable access to power addresses two interconnected challenges: climate change and poverty. As part of an overall effort to provide 100 percent renewable energy to the citizens of the Indonesian island of Sumba, this program delivers the technical expertise required for schools to install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Powering these schools with solar — and becoming a community charging station for solar lanterns — allows teachers and students to study without interruption and helps alleviate the poverty that arises when there’s no access to energy.

Funder: Hivos
Project Start: 10/27/2015
Project End: 05/16/2016

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