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Engineers Without Borders – Liberia

Trina Solar sponsors solar modules for Liberian school

MUNICH, Germany, May 14, 2013. Trina Solar Limited (TSL), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of pv modules, solutions and services, supports a charity project by Engineers Without Borders e.V. and ‘Project for Liberia’ by supplying pv modules: the panels with a total capacity of 8.3 kW will be put to good use on the roof of the Elementary & Senior High School in Brewerville. For the first time this school is going to have electricity. Thanks to the battery storage system with a capacity of 35 kWh the rooms can now be used in the evening, e.g. for seminars for adults. Furthermore, the students can now learn how to use a computer and the internet. Currently there are about 600 students attending the school founded by the Liberian teacher Diana E. Davis. An internet-café with copyshop and power for the locals, e.g. for recharging their cell phones, will provide the necessary revenue to finance maintenance. The complete autonomous pv system was planned, delivered and installed by the Bavarian company MaxSolar GmbH. A team of representatives from MaxSolar were on location at Brewerville to oversee the implementation of the project, supervise installation and commissioning and to offer their help whenever needed. The project was completed on April 7, 2013. Since then the pv system produces clean solar power. ”Thanks to pv technology, the Brewerville Elementary & Senior High School has power for the first time ever. This is a considerable step into a better future.” comments Ben Hill, head of operations with Trina Solar, Europe. ”Sustainable energy supply is a basic need of everybody. We want to make a contribution to improve the quality of life in Africa and the whole world.”

Thank You from Liberia

The school principal wrote the following thank-you letter:

To our Donors
God Parent

We are so grateful today and words we can not express to show how appreciative we are for the container just received. We know your tirelss efforts, sleepless night, running off jobs to give your time here and there, looking for gifts, donations, even some times purchasing things that you know we need, parking of the container, making sure everything is detailed for departure, what is work, this is real work. For this we say thank you, we appreciate all your efforts, sacrifies, provisions and your love and concern expressed to us, we can not pay you there is a reward in heaven for you all. The eductional, agriculture, medical supplies will help to improve the lives of our children and to enhance our work. The solar system, what are lighting now, come couple of weeks from now wonderful things will begin to happen at school. We appreciate the presence of our engineers, MaxSolar, Engineers without Borders, and even our local helpers this has been a short time together but a meaningful time.
Thank you for all God bless your family and your work.

Sincerely yours,
Diana E. Davies