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 http://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”

PRESENTING SUNERGY AT TWO CONFERENCES

During January and February Dr. Skjorshammer presented SunErgy at two important conferences in Norway.

The first presentation was at Pareto Securities Annual Power and Renewable Conference in Oslo on January 16th. The conference gathered some 500 key investors and energy people from Scandinavia. The topic of the presentation was “OFF GRID SOLAR POWER IN AFRICA”.

The second presentation was on February 16th at the NKIU (Næringslivets Konferanse for Internasjonalisering og Utvikling 2016/ Conference for Business Internationalization and Development 2016). This conference has a long-standing tradition, held annually at Norwegian Employers Association (NHO) Head Quarters in Oslo.  This is a joint arrangement between Norwegian Employers Association (NHO), Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), Innovation Norway, Veiledningskontoret and NORFUND. The conference, gathered more than 400 key representatives from governments, businesses and international help organizations.

“I felt honored and privileged for being given the opportunity at these two conferences to present SunErgy and our vision” Dr. Skjorshammer says and continues, “which is to give people access to the outside world and thus enabling them to escape poverty, moving into a brighter and more prosperous future. This we do through the introduction and offering of solar power, which gives access to cable TV and Internet, entrepreneurship training and micro credit that enables community-and business development and as a result increased standard of living,” Dr. Skjorshammer says, concluding “It should also be noted that this also holds another benefit, for all of us, namely the stopping of deforestation and climate change.”

FIRST VILLAGES TO BE SUPPLIED WITH ELECTRICITY

Five villages where electricity will be installed in 2015 have been selected. First village is going to be Bokosso with tentative date for switching on the electricity supply being in March. After Bokosso Mueli and Bomanawill will follow and then Koto 1 Efolofo and Koto 2. The schedule for electricity installations in 2015 includes total of twenty-five villages.
“The task ahead is huge,” says Managing Director of SunErgy Cameroon, Mr. Mike Fohba, “However, all preparation is done and we are ready to go! Actually, we can hardly wait for the containers with all technical equipment to be released from the harbour. As soon as they are, you will see us hard at work bringing a brighter future to our people!”
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Picture: Chief electrical Engineer Mr. John Ngam busy installing electricity in the first village.

 

GlOBAL WATCH

Dr. Skjorshammer was interviewed for the Global Watch program. Global Watch is a program which discusses environmental issues and questions. Dr. Skjorshammer was invited to talk about investments in renewable energy, especially those related to the activity of SunErgy in Cameroon. The program may be viewed on You Tube.
Global Watch Cameroon
Picture: Dr. Skjorshammer interviewed by the host of Global Watch,  Mr. Charles Ebune

BUILDING OF THE SOLAR POWER PLANT HAS STARTED

The building has started in the village of Bokosso, which is the first village. “We are very excited,” Mr. Mike Fohba, Managing Director of SunErgy Cameroon and responsible for the success of the project. In addition to building in Bokosso, we are also building a solar power plant at our HQ in Ombe, which will make us energy wise self-sufficient. This summer and fall, we have been training people to work in the project. The good thing with this project, is  not only that it gives electricity, Internet and CableTV, but it also provides a large number of jobs for local people. The enthusiasm in the project is fabulous!”
Mr. Fohba
Picture: Managing Director of SunErgy Cameroon Mr. Mike Fohba in front of the testing station.