Commitment to Action

Beyond Lights: Solar Energy for the Developing World

Commitment by

SunFarmer

In 2015, SunFarmer committed to provide 1.5 MW of reliable solar energy systems and services to under-served and off grid communities by the end of 2018, first in Nepal and expanding into a second country, likely Indonesia. To ensure the projects’ sustainability, SunFarmer will provide solar engineering, financing, and project management expertise, and facilitate local contractors and vendors by establishing local for-profit companies to handle the solar systems once initiated. These systems will directly aid community development through the electrification of hospitals and schools, as well as an agriculture program to reach smallholder farmers in need of electricity, many of whom are women. In addition to the expansion of its solar contracting services, SunFarmer is launching “Offgrid U” – a training and information portal intended to help train the next generation of off grid solar engineers and entrepreneurs. The portal will contain input from the world’s leading experts on best practices in off grid solar engineering. SunFarmer hopes to transform lives and secure solar energy as the most reliable and desired form of energy in developing regions.

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Commitment

Beyond Lights: Solar Energy for the Developing World

Launched

2015

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$

Region

Asia

Countries

NEPAL

Commitment by

SunFarmer

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Winrock International, Possible Health