I am happy to share a few pictures from the “Grand Opening” of Kotto 1.
We have to admit that Kotto 1 was a tough one! The grid covers more than 3 square kilometers brining electricity and cable TV to some 3 500 people. As far as we know it is, if not the largest, certainly one of the largest off-grid village solar power systems in the world and for sure, in the rain forest. It was a real challenge. We worked diligently and at the absolute fringes of our knowledge. But we succeeded! It`s done!
At the “Grand Opening”, the chief of Kotto 1 said, “today we live our forefathers dreams. What they dreamt about and hoped for generations, but never got to see, we experience. Now we can live as other people in the world! Darkness is gone. Light is here and with it a brighter and better future!”
A team from HiTV was with us for a couple of days when switching on the electricity. As soon as the video is ready we will post!
Posted in 2017
- Tagged africa, cable TV, Cameroon, electricity, happy people, helping Africa, helping communities, new jobs, renewable energy, solar energy, west africa
Enclosed are the latest pictures from Kotho 1, taken today.
The pictures show the solar park and the batteries installed. We will start charging the batteries next week getting ready for September 8. Do we need to tell that the whole village is filled with excitement and expectations? 8 of September cannot come soon enough! Generations of waiting are over. Light is here. Hopes and dream coming through!
A big applause and salute to Mr. Mike Fohba, Managing Director of SunErgy Cameroon and his team! They have been working hard and diligently under extreme condition, this being the rainy season.
Guys, we salute you! You are real heroes!
Posted in 2017
- Tagged africa, business, cable TV, Cameroon, electricity, energy, entrepreneurship, happy people, helping Africa, helping communities, internet, new jobs, renewable energy, solar energy, SunErgy, west africa