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  • Project name: Lighting the Track
  • Dates: January-December 2012 (and beyond)
  • Location (town/city/country & Map Link): Papua New Guinea
  • Contact person: James Fraser, james (at] flexiwaysolar (dot] com
  • Organizations involvedFlexiway Solar ( and the Kokoda Track Foundation
  • Sponsors:
  • Number and type(s) of lighting systems deployed: 3500+ Solar Muscle lights to start, more added later.
  • Photos: see for more photos and a video report.
  • Project description and results: distribution of 3500 Solar Muscle solar lights to replace kerosene and battery powered lights. The logistics were very difficult, but with the help of touroperators, the Kokoda Track foundation and even some WWI veterans we made it happen.
  • The Kokoda track sells lights to donate on their site and Flexiway Solar donates one additional light to KTF for every 6-pack sold to western customers.


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.

Links to my Youtube channel and radio and TV interviews.

Solar project web site

Great; thanks.  I've consolidated your three posts under the standard headings.



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