• Projects totalling 60kW will be developed in Nepal, Kenya, Guatemala, Brazil and India, in cooperation with NGOs, local partners and organisations, to meet the energy needs of 80,000 people in local communities.
• The SOLAR ENERGY SOLIDARITY programme led by PROINSO has grown stronger in 2012 thanks to PV companies that joined it like SMA, INGETEAM and TRINA. Joint efforts will make it possible to reach more places on Earth with new solidarity solar PV projects in 2013. In fact, new proposals are being continuously received for such projects from different cooperation agencies.
11 December 2012. The Solar Energy Solidarity move led by multinational PROINSO will donate over 60kW in 2013 to a dozen solidarity solar projects to be developed in Nepal, Kenya, Guatemala, Haiti, Brazil and India. These projects are expected to benefit more than 80,000 people, adding to the six developed in 2012 in Peru, Togo, Benin and Thailand, which improved power supply for 19,000 people.
At PROINSO they said the initiative grew in 2012 because it added cooperating partners like SMA, INGETEAM and TRINA, among others. These companies donated PV products to different solar projects in the solidarity programme.
The projects to be developed in 2013 are:
COUNTRY PROJECTS SCHEDULED FOR 2013 POWER
Nepal Solar systems for powering water pumps 24kW
Kenya Primary school 5kW
Kenya Secondary school 2kW
Kenya Health centre 1kW
Kenya Coffee processing plant – Fair trade/Farming cooperatives 8kW
Guatemala PV systems generating electricity for 180 homes 10kW
Haiti Refrigerated food storage facility 5kW
Brazil PV system generating electricity for a hospital 5kW
India Water well rehabilitation and solar-powered water pump installation 2kW
‘We believe our solidarity programme will continue to grow with the collaboration of other manufacturers and companies in the solar PV industry that are interested in joining the Solar Energy Solidarity programme,' said PROINSO Marketing Manager Teresa Marticorena, who added that new solidarity projects had been proposed by cooperation agencies. ‘Even engineers and technicians in the solar industry are interested in contributing their work for the development of these projects in different countries,' Ms Marticorena explained.
Regarding the six projects carried out in 2012 within the framework of this initiative, they totalled more than 18kW and benefited over 19,000 people. The goal for 2012 was to install 5kW, an amount of power that was multiplied by four to 18kW thanks to the support provided by the manufacturers involved in the projects.
Location - COUNTRY 2012 GOAL POWER BENEFICIARIES
La Matanza – PERU Water pump 1kW 300 people
Lagunas – PERU Electricity generation for hospital 3kW 8,900 people
Kulunde – TOGO Electricity generation for schools 1kW 9,200 people
La Kounte – TOGO Water pump 1kW 300 people
Porto-Novo – BENIN Electricity generation 1kW 250 people
Mae Sot – THAILAND PV-diesel hybrid energy system at MORU research centre on malaria 10kW 1,000 people
TOTAL 18kW 19,950 people
NGOs, organisations, and local governments and partners also collaborated in these projects, aimed at supplying energy to meet the power demand of most underprivileged communities.
BE PART OF IT: new initiative aimed at attracting support
In addition, the people working at the SOLAR ENERGY SOLIDARITY programme announced that this Christmas season, a solidarity campaign would be launched in social media: BE PART OF IT.
The goal is to provide information on the projects being developed to all the supporters of the programme and the people interested in it. Also, social media users, organisations, manufacturers and companies in the solar PV industry will be able to put forward proposals for solidarity solar PV projects or inform on products they want to donate to upcoming projects.//
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PROINSO specialises in the supply of PV modules, solar kits, inverters, structures and solar trackers, solar solutions for urban applications in public areas, vehicle recharging stations, self-consumption installations, stand-alone PV power systems and monitoring systems.
As at the end of 2011, the company had delivered a total 1,115MW around the world, a record high that turns it into one of the world's leaders in the sector, and the International Network of Qualified Installers, currently comprising more than 2,200 members, played a key role in this achievement.
With international markets accounting for 88% sales, PROINSO has offices in Spain, Germany, Greece, Italy, USA, Great Britain, France, Canada, China and the Czech Republic. Recently, the company set up new branches in Australia, India and Thailand.//