CREEC’s solar PV department has implemented a research activity under which a solar club has been established in Green Valley High School and 15 solar lamps given to club members through a memorandum of understanding with the school management. The lamps are meant to be used by students and the school community for lighting purposes over the kerosene lamps and tadoobas. In turn, CREEC will collect data for research purposes about various solar lamps on the market. Some of the issues CREEC wants to find out is the functionality of the different lamps, durability, user behaviour and how it affects functionality, human attitudes to what each of the lamps, among many other issues. This project is part of the Solar Lamps for Health and Wealth campaign geared at promoting the use of solar lamps among household and in institutions nationwide and Green Valley High School was nominated as the best choice for such a project in Kampala. Mr.Mulungi Julius, the patron of the solar club and teacher at the school, on behalf of the school thanked the management of CREEC for bringing such a project to their school. He promised to manage the club in order to make sure that students and CREEC gain from the solar lamps. Some of the lamps that were given to the school solar club included d.light S 10, firefly TM Mobile lamps, SUN KING Pro, ASE SOLAR, Sundial, and many others. Green Valley High School is located in lower Nsooba, Kyebando of Kawempe division. The school was selected after a thorough research being carried out in 12 schools of Bwaise, Kawempe, Kamwokya, Makerere Kikoni and Kalerwe areas. CREEC focussed on schools that have a bigger number of students from homes that can barely afford electricity for lighting in their homes especially those near slums.
- February 22, 2013
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