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Vanuatu Appeal

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R & J Batteries were moved by the appeal from SEIA (Solar Energy Industry Association) to help get Vanuatu back on its feet after the devastating Earthquake, Volcano Eruption and then Cyclone to hit the Island.

 

With the support of BAE we have donated a 48V set of premium BAE 5 PVV 550’s to the SEIA appeal. These much needed supplies will be installed in the coming months in Vanuatu by volunteer Solar Installers from Australia who have earmarked a number of sites for assistance.

 

The first recipients of donated solar equipment are 2 schools on Tongoa Island and a Health Center on Efate

Saupia Health Center on Efate

Saupia Health Center on Efate, north-east of Port Vila looks after hundreds of people and is most used by women requiring pre- and post natal care as well as giving birth at the center. Due to the cyclone all but one building including solar equipment has been damaged and in the one being used only a lightbulb in each room is manageable, no fridge, no fans.

Image Courtesy of SEIA 

Lekanon School

On Tongoa the majority of households have no electricity. The few schools that had a small solar system to provide some lights and maybe even running a laptop and printer are now faced with teaching in dark classrooms. Thanks to donations, Lekanon School will be one of the first recipients of much needed solar equipment.

Image Courtesy of SEIA 

Ere School

On Tongoa the majority of households have no electricity. The few schools that had a small solar system to provide some lights and maybe even running a laptop and printer are now faced with teaching in dark classrooms. Thanks to donations, Lekanon School will be one of the first recipients of much needed solar equipment.

Image Courtesy of SEIA