29 Apr '13, 4pm

#Solar power to prevent #malaria in #Kenya - #electricity that helps the #environment and #people

Since solar photovoltaic panels were first invented they have been used for many purposes and will no doubt continue to do so over the coming years. It is always good to hear of them being installed for a worthwhile cause over and above the usual benefits that they provide to the environment. A Kenyan island is gradually having solar panels fitted to homes in its fight against malaria in the locality. This would be of considerable benefit to inhabitants of the small island and, if the project proves successful, could be used in other remote parts of the world that have problems with this awful disease. Rusinga Island is situated in the eastern part of Lake Victoria in Kenya being around 10 miles long and five miles wide with between 20,000 to 30,000 inhabitants. The scheme has been thought up by Netherlands Wageningen University that will involve in excess of 4,000 solar p...

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