Cory Harris Jnr talks about his experience with Napenda Solar Community in Kenya
Cory Harris Jnr talks about his experience with Napenda Solar Community.
The benefits of Solar Energy are astounding. Taking the first couple of days of this project to learn how Solar Power works and why it is so beneficial to the people of East Africa – and the world – really highlighted the importance of it all for me. Thiemo spent a day teaching us the ins and outs of solar energy. To start, he said that all you really need to run a solar system is: a panel, a converter, and a battery. After you have these key items, the rest is just a simple, step-by-step installation.
Solar is important to the people of East Africa because it is sustainable. The families that Thiemo is able to give this gift to have an energy source that will not run out and eliminates a monthly electricity bill – a financial burden that many families here cannot even deal with. In turn, this allows for an easier life at an affordable price. Thiemo is an innovative man who just wants to help people out, and I am more than honored to have a gotten the chance to help out with his amazing and life-changing cause.
Working on this project has made me conscious about my own electric bill each month, and even more so the benefits that Solar Power could have on my life. Thiemo gave my group an exercise that helped us calculate how we could integrate Solar Power into our lived back at home. I personally plan on furthering my solar research to seek out concrete ways to incorporate solar power into my life.
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Greetings Lin! I just sent an email to Clive, and now I see your note!!!! A double win!!! And yes, Ethiopia was oustdanting! We had some amazing wildlife experiences there too, but as I mentioned to Clive, our time at Save is one of our best memories of all our African travel! Also, it appears Zim may now be back on our trip leading menu as things have certainly settled down there. It would be great to make a return trip to see you (and the wild dogs) again some day soon! Dee & I are in Africa often, so we will keep in touch and make a point of doing that! And yes, the Ethiopian wolf sightings we had were fantastic: we saw 5 in 3 days, and witnessed mating, hunting, nuzzling, digging out of the mole rats, and so much more. And gelada baboons (sat right in troops of them), the ibex (witnessed head butting of big males), mountain nyala (possible 100 of them), and so many new birds. What a wonderful place.Keep well, and pls know your lovely painting is something we enjoy every day here in our home!!!!! All our best, Brian (and Dee passes on a huge warm greeting too!)