26 Mar '12, 11am

Cape Verde goes #green using solar microgrid system:

Cape Verde goes #green using solar microgrid system:

While you were probably having a normal day at work on Thursday 9 February 2012, a small village in Africa experienced its first 24 hours of electricity. Monte Trigo is a village in Santo Antão, Cape Verde’s westernmost island. The 60-family community is only reachable by boat and is completely dependent on fishing and its trade with nearby villages. The need of ice, which so many of us take for granted, is a matter of survival for the inhabitants of Monte Trigo. They need it for preserving the fish, hence the constant and frequent five-hour boat trip (each way) to São Vicente, the nearest main island, for ice purchase. It is a process far from efficient, wasting precious time that could be used in other activities. Let there be light It was to respond to this need that local entities came together to develop an off-grid solar energy project. It was financed under the ACP-...

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