GETTING CLOSER

On the 8 of September we will switch on electricity in Kotho 1 – the third village in the project.

Work is going full speed ahead with more than twenty people working in the village wiring homes, constructing the solar park and building the grid for electricity, cable TV and Internet.

The excitement and expectation is to be felt as soon as you arrive at the village; the dawn of a new day!

Enclosed are four pictures from Dr. Skjorshammers visit last week, showing young electrician going to wire a home, a home just being wired, pulling a 2000 meter cable for the grid from the solar power station to the road by hand and pulling 4000 meter cable constructing the grid using a car. Hard manual work! But then, we are deep into the rainforest! Not very sophisticated, but it works! The rainy season does not make it any easier. Soon September 8 is here and more than 100 years of darkness turns to light! More than 3 000 people will experience pure joy! Waiting is over!

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THE 5 MILLION-NOK MILESTONE DAY

Friday was a milestone day in the history of SunErgy/2 Mites as the company successfully completed a 5 000 000 Norwegian krone or a little more than half a million Euro share capital increase.

“This is how we planned from the very start,” says Dr. Stein Skjorshammer, who started the company together with Mr. Haugen.

“The idea from the very beginning has been to take in additional capital as we continued building” Mr. Haugen and Dr. Skjorshammer informs. “So far it has worked as planned. Existing shareholders contributed the money needed to finish the next villages. We interpret this as a vote of confidence in us, the worked carried out and the vision of SunErgy/2 Mites. Actually, we could have gotten more money, but this was what we needed this time”, they concluded, thanking all who support and take an active part in the future success of companies.

“As the activity increases, we remind about the loan certificates”, Dr. Skjorshammer says. “Those who want to know more should get in touch with Mr. Knut-Arne Wendel who handles the certificates. They can do so by going to our home https://2mitescredit.org/services/ page or contacting Mr. Wendel on phone +47 915 47 047.”

 

STUDENTS OF SOLAR ENERGY

Each Summer SunErgy accepts a group of students for internship in solar energy. This year five lucky engineering students from the University of Buea got the opportunity.

The students are being trained in all aspects of solar energy including solar power generation, transmission, distribution, the solar business and the SunErgy idea and vision. They also participate actively working in “SunErgy villages”

“Education is a cornerstone for future development and growth of Africa; the same with electricity. The two walk hand in hand” says Mr. Mike Fohba, Managing Director of SunErgy Cameroon and responsible for the training assisted by the Technical Director Mr. John Ngam and other staff members.

“During their three months training with us, they acquire a lot of knowledge and practical skills, which will turn them into better students, while also preparing them for the job market and future jobs,” Mr. Fohba concludes, himself a part-time engineering lecturer at the University of Buea.20160808_115412

Photo. Left to right front row: Ewo Gabriel Ojong, Library Barine, Nasumba Johnson Eboa, Ndumboh Adolforce N., Ngwa Noris.

Left to right second row: Mr. John Ngam, Technical Director, Mr. Mike Fohba, Managing Director, Mrs. Maria Kesam, Field Representative, Mr. Emmanuel Nkom, Administrative Director, Mrs. Grace Amoh. Finance Director.

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY”

On the 15 of August we will celebrate the one-year anniversary of switching on electricity in the village of Bokosso. In addition this past year we provided the people with access to cable TV and the Internet.

Enclosed you can read how the people have experienced the past year. We named it “The peoples voice”

ELECTRICAL WORKS HAVE ALREADY STARTED

Work has already started and well under way in the next thee villages, including 3,600 homes, plus businesses, schools, health centres, etc.  “We are presently signing up people who want to connect to the electricity network. It is fantastic. People are lining up in queues, waiting to sign up. And who would not”, says Mr. Mike Fohba, Managing Director of SunErgy Cameroon. “For less than the cost of one beer you can enjoy electricity,  cableTV and Internet in your home or business”.

THE SOLAR CONTAINER IS UP AND RUNNING

The solar container has arrived Bokosso and is up and running. According to the Managing Director of SunErgy Dr. Skjørshammer, “To no surprise it works exactly as planned. However, the container was rigorously tested before shipment to Cameroon.  All what remains is to connect the solar container to the grid and the households. The weather did not exactly help us, right now it is raining cats and dogs, being in the middle of the raining season as we are. However, as soon as the weather permits, we will continue and switch on the electricity. We are there! Hundred years of waiting is over. Dreams come true!”

The weather was not exactly helpful. Raining cats and dogs!

No easy task to get the container to Bokosso!

Container lifted in place.

Container lifted in its place.

Joy! The solar container arrives Bokosso.

Manpower!

Manpower!

Heavy batteries lifted in place.

All in place and working.

Electricity being produced!

HAPPY PEOPLE = HAPPY HOMES

All the homes, schools, business and health center in Bokosso will be soon connected to electricity. The picture shows a happy, young man looking forward to having electricity, cable TV and Internet for his every day use. What most of us take for granted, he will soon enjoy!

Picture: Ready for electricity, cable TV and Internet.

Picture: Ready for electricity, cable TV and Internet.