Solomon Islands Solar Power Project

For rural Solomon Island villages reliant on kerosene lamps, a solar power project was just the thing to light their way.



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Small PV arrays were enough to start the first Solomon Islands solar power project.
PHOTO: ROBERT FRELING/S.E.L.F.
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The whole village was eager to participate.
ROBERT FRELING/S.E.L.F.
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Community involvement extended to assembly.
ROBERT FRELING/S.E.L.F.
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Village men posing with a PV panel.
ROBERT FRELING/S.E.L.F.
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The Solomon Islands are located in the South Pacific just east of Papua New Guinea.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
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Solar power projects of the kind the author undertook in the Solomon Islands are a specialty of the Solar Electric Light Fund.
ROBERT FRELING/S.E.L.F.
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Low voltage systems made it possible for non-electricians to connect the wiring.
ROBERT FRELING/S.E.L.F.











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