Solar Energy

2013 supermoon graces Malawian skies

The 2013 supermoon has just graced the skies of Malawi. According to reports from various people, the moon on the night of September 29 was brighter than usual, raced way too faster and has been swallowed such that it cannot be seen. Being the prayerful nation that we are despite having thieves for politicians, rapists for fathers, defilers for uncles and witches for mothers amongst...

Malawi, Sustainable Energy, and the God of the Developing World (current magazine)

As Malawi elects a new and female President, Joyce Banda, following the controversial death of her 78-year old predecessor,  Deirdre Mulrooney reflects on her recent visit there So you think Ireland has fuel and energy worries? Things could be a lot worse.  Consider Malawi, the ‘warm heart of Africa’, where only 10% of the population has access to grid electricity. The charming little southern...

Malawi Solar Project Will Bring Light To Local Health Center

In rural Africa, solar power is increasingly beating grid-fired infrastructure in the race to bring electricity to those who lack access, figuring prominently in a number of recent humanitarian efforts—among them, a Peace Corps effort to improve conditions for women at a local health center in Malawi. Malawi—the African country bordered by Zambia in the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast and Mozambique on the...

Renewable energy for Mulanje Mission Hospital

Mulanje Mission Hospital is one of two hospitals serving a population of 550,000 people in the Mulanje district of south east Malawi. The 220 bedded hospital provides a full range of medical, surgical and pediatric services, and, with the adjacent College of Nursing, has become well known for its high standards of care, working under the governance of Blantyre Synod of the Central...

MicroLoan Foundation Sets Up Women as Solar Entrepreneurs in Malawi

Kasungu, Malawi: In the small landlocked southeastern African nation of Malawi only 8% of its growing 15.263 million people are connected to the national power grid, a source of power that has become increasingly unreliable. For many women and their families this often means only one thing – complete darkness at night or limited light generated only by candles or kerosene lamps. Being a woman...

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