Power outages restrict recovery in Nepal
In first world countries, the ability to turn on a light is something people take for granted. But many countries lack easy access to a reliable source of electricity and all that it provides. In Nepal for example, regular power outages are still occurring after the devastating earthquake that took place last year, killing more than 8,000 people and injuring over 22,300 Nepalese.
Fuel crises threatens reconstruction
While the areas worst affected by the disaster have been reconstructed, it proved to be a challenging process as both logistical issues and fuel crises thwarted the reconstructive efforts. In April, the Disaster Emergency Committee said that the focus was now on “livelihood restoration to enable self-sufficiency and supporting shelter reconstruction.” Which means ensuring basic services like schools and other vital infrastructure are protected from failures that could further impact communities challenged by the disaster.
Solar power becomes the only viable option
The introduction of clean energy systems is often the only viable option in cases like these. For educational establishments in particular, clean energy, specifically solar power, is helping to transform the everyday lives of students. Find out more in this short video courtesy of CNBC.
Thanks to the installation of solar modules, students are no longer suffering the ongoing effects of power outages. They are able to to attend evening classes, operate their computers and equipment whenever they need to – and continue working toward successful futures.
Education depends on uninterrupted power
“It used to be very difficult for us to teach children when there was no light,” Udaya Bahadur Khatri, headmaster of the school, told CNBC’s Sustainable Energy. “We were not able to use visual methods to teach the children, except in the day time,” he added.
The provision of education depends on a constant and reliable supply of energy, which makes it absolutely critical that communities have access to alternate sustainable sources. Solar power modules matched with quality energy storage systems enable teaching through audio/visual equipment and use of the internet. It’s not surprising to read evidence showing that schools which have access to electricity have both higher attendance rates, and a better likelihood of retaining qualified staff.
Kickstart an electrification project with SEC
Provision of education and other vital services depends on a reliable supply of electricity. This is crucial for rebuilding communities and ensuring their continued development and recovery from natural disasters. If you’re interested in electrification projects for schools and other critical facilities, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our solar modules and batteries are used to build the type of hybrid energy systems that have allowed many communities in third world countries to avoid the ongoing consequences of power outages due to unstable grid networks.