This project aimed at introducing an innovative energy solution to rural communities in Mozambique. The energy will be affordable, decentralised, clean and sustainable.
The project implemented two different models to provide solar energy:
- One model uses 6 solar charging stations such as those in the Indian TERI’s “Lighting a Billion Lives” (LaBL) campaign. (http://labl.teriin.org). This is an entrepreneurial model of energy service delivery, which has been successfully rolled out to over 550 villages in 15 Indian states, impacting around 150 000 lives.
- The other model is to sell affordable solar lanterns equipped with their own small solar panel of the type produced by DLight or similar models, which can also charge mobile phones.