Our goal was to promote education using solar energy as source to access local information systems to improve education.
In particular children in rural regions often have insufficient learning opportunities, a necessary prerequisite to develop. Education decides on inclusion or exclusion in society.
For these reasons we hoped that our initiative was a contribute to improvement.
We provided a photovoltaic stand alone system (off grid), serveing as energy supply at disadvantaged rural aereas without electricity access.
Setup of the photovoltaic stand alone system
Our photovoltaic system consists of several different components coordinated with each other. Two single-crystalline photovoltaic modules brand name Antaris AS M 180 with an output of 360 Wp. An accumulator block storing solar energy, some control devices and a TV set with DVD player to operate approx. 4 hours daily.
Supervision of the photovoltaic stand alone power system (off grid) will be performed by local personnel.
Education material will be contributed according to the needs and ideas of the country.
13.2 % of Vietnam’s population still have no access to electricity
grid. 70% (60.8 million.) of Vietnam‘s population live in about 9,600
villages across the country. Notably within rural areas 9.24 percent
(about 8.0 million) have no access to electricity grid.
Energy is essential to development, educationand sustained growth.
Population: approx. 86.97 million
Capital city: Hanoi
National language: Vietnamese/English
Electricity production: 61.02 billion kWh (2007)
Electricity consumption: 48.08 billion kWh (2006)
Source: World Fact Book
Start of the project and progress
The project „Solar Energy for Education for Vietnam“ was startet in 2010. On March 20th 2010 a cooperation contract has been signed between the Vietnamese Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Post-Harvest Technology and the Göde-Stiftung.
Since then 100 PV-systems have been shipped to Vietnam, installed and put into operation to power TVs and DVD-players.
( Source: Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Post Harvest Technology )
Some of the supported areas in the province of Quang Ninh: Ngoc Vung, Quan Lan, Ban Sen and Dai Xuyen.
The Vietnam project was sponsered by the Göde-Stiftung. A 200,000 Euro budget was available to launch the project.