East Timor solar plan nominated for award

The Alternative Technology Association has been named a finalist in the Google Australia Impact Challenge for its plans to create a sustainable solar industry in East Timor.

The Solar for Timor plan aims to install 2,000 x solar lighting systems and train 75 village-based installers in the next two years, to deliver an overall 60 kilowatt (kW) of low-emission solar energy.
The Alternative Technology Association (ATA) said it is estimated that at least 20 per cent of all homes in East Timor - about 40,000 - will never be connected to the electricity grid. Many families are forced to use polluting and unhealthy kerosene lamps for lighting, according to the ATA.
ATA chief executive Donna Luckman said Solar for Timor would be an intensification of the work the ATA has been doing in East Timor for over a decade.
Ms Luckman said "Since 2003, we've installed solar lighting in more than 1000 homes, community centres, hospitals and orphanages in remote Timorese villages.

"We have also helped train local technicians to install and maintain solar systems."
The Google Impact Challenge rewards innovative not-for-profit initiatives that use technology to change lives, with the public asked to vote for their favourite.
The four winning entrants will be announced on October 14 and receive grants of $500,000.
Ms Luckman said "We're urging everybody who wants to see a sustainable solar industry in East Timor to vote for Solar for Timor.

To vote for Solar in Timor, click here

Sources : Ecogeneration.


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