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Note that the project is alive and growing, now there are over 4000 lights.
The initial donation of lights was to every family along the 96 km track.
After 4 months 11 solar shops were opened over the track with women's groups who now sell extra lights into their community, supply new batteries when needed and are trained in basic repairs. A little self sufficient cottage industry is born.
Thanks. I'd like to do a crosslink to the map.
There are a couple of pins in the area. Is this one matched with the project you posed about above?
Yes, that's it, the sun-shaped one, thanks. (It is already linking back to here.)
Project name: Louiseade Archipelago Solar Light Project
Dates: Started May 2013.
Location (town/city/country & Map Link): Louisiade Archipelago, Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea
Contact person: Hans Clemmensen
Organizations involved: Friends of Louisiade Torres Pilot Service., Hobart Private Hospital, Ingrid Salmon, North Queensland reclinerand others.
Number and type(s) of lighting systems deployed: I install w x 40 watt solar panels, 60 amp battery. Wire in the houses with 20 m/amp led lights. in 2014, Milne Bay had a cat 3 cyclone hit the islands, all my solar panels stayed up.
Project description and results: So far 18 villages on 14 islands have lights in 7 - 12 houses. Another 12 villages in 2015. I install w x 40 watt solar panels, 60 amp battery. Wire in the houses with 20 m/amp led lights.
In 2014, Milne Bay had a cat 3 cyclone hit the islands, all my solar panels stayed up. www.yachtseagoon.bravehost.com.
Links to my Youtube channel and radio and TV interviews.
Great; thanks. I've consolidated your three posts under the standard headings.