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Solar Installations in Mbale,Sironko and Bududa Schools

Nov 6, 2012   //   by Fred   //   JEEP News  //  1 Comment

Joint Energy and Environment Projects (JEEP) has finalised the installation of solar systems for lighting and phone charging in 3 selected schools in Mbale, Sironko and Bududa. The installations were funded by Senior Without Borders in Denmark

Bukalasi C.O.U. Secondary School

Date of Installation 25th  October 2012
System installed 4 lights in 2 class rooms + 2 lights in 2 offices + 1 security light
System specification 2 monocrystaline solar pane (95 watts)

2 Maintenance free battery – First Power (100 AH)+ Battery box

1 Charge controller – Steca PRS 1515

7 DC Fluorescent  bulbs – Steca Solsum 11 watts

Earthling + Accessories

1 Cotek Inverter (300 watts)

10 double sockets + 23 phone chargers

Wiring + Accessories

 

Buginyanya Comprehesive SS- Sironko District

Date of Installation 24th  October 2012
System installed 4 lights in 2 class rooms + 2 lights in 2 offices + 1 security light
System specification 2 monocrystaline solar pane (95 watts)

2 Maintenance free battery – First Power (100 AH)+ Battery box

1 Charge controller – Steca PRS 1515

7 DC Fluorescent  bulbs – Steca Solsum 11 watts

Earthling + Accessories

1 Cotek Inverter (300 watts)

10 double sockets + 24 phone chargers

Wiring + Accessories

 

 

 

Bufumbo Secondary School- Mbale District

Date of Installation 23rd October 2012
System installed 4 lights in 2 class rooms + 2 lights in 2 offices + 1 security light
System specification 2 monocrystaline solar pane (95 watts)

2 Maintenance free battery – First Power (100 AH)+ Battery box

1 Charge controller – Steca PRS 1515

7 DC Fluorescent  bulbs – Steca Solsum 11 watts

Earthling + Accessories

1 Cotek Inverter (300 watts)

10 double sockets + 25 phone chargers

Wiring + Accessories

 

Basic awareness about the solar systems was done by JEEP. The administrations of the schools were very great full and pledged to maintain the system

JEEP VISITS THE RWEZURURU PALACE

Oct 11, 2012   //   by Andrew   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on JEEP VISITS THE RWEZURURU PALACE

JEEP paid a visit to the Royal palace of the Rwenzururu kingdom. The meeting was aimed at seeking the kingdom support on the dissemination of improved cook stoves in Kasese as well as the Access to Clean energy initiative. The meeting was attended by teams from JEEP, WWF and the Prime minister’s office from the Obusinga Bwa Rwezururu

The JEEP team led by the CEO gave an overview of the JEEP activities and the energy saving stove training in Kasese.  Vian Musika, from WWF gave an overview on the Access to Clean Energy project.

Her Royal highness the Queen, thanked the teams for coming to Kasese and doing the great work. She pleaded her support to the program

His Royal highness the king, also thanked the teams for the work done and pledged kingdom support to the program

The CEO of JEEP thanked the King and the Queen for being so supportive to the Program and also thanked the Prime minister’s office for the cooperation

IMPROVED COOK STOVES TRAINING IN KASESE

Oct 5, 2012   //   by Andrew   //   JEEP News  //  4 Comments

Joint Energy and Environment Projects (JEEP) has entered into a partnership with WWF Uganda to train trainers (TOT) in Kasese district. The training was aimed at equipping the participants with knowledge and skills on the construction of energy saving cook stoves.

JEEP trained over 900 TOTs in the 10 subcounties of Kasese. These include Maliba, Bugoye, Rukooki, Mahango, Kalusandara, Bwera, Kilembe, Ihandiro, Kyondo and Kasese Municipality.

JEEP worked hand in hand with community organisations such as Mubuku vanilla farmers, New Eden, Caritas, Kiima foods, Uganda police, WWF water users, HOS and was greatly support by the Obusinga bwa Rwenzuruli (OBR)

JEEP is now planning to construct 2 institutional energy saving stoves in 2 schools and follow up on the trainers in order to monitor their progress and motivate them

 

JEEP ROCKET STOVE

Sep 16, 2012   //   by Andrew   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on JEEP ROCKET STOVE

Joint Energy and Environment Projects (JEEP) has developed a new rocket mud firewood saving stove. The stove has been developed basing on JEEP’s long experience with the efficiency and adoption of the mud stoves in Uganda.

The developed stove is a modification and combinations of the 2 pot hole rocket stove and the shielded rocket mud stove. The stove cooks faster, easy to adopt and emits less smoke. JEEP has finalized testing of the stove and a construction manual has been put in place.

As part of the WWF Aceess to Clean Energy Initiative, the stove construction will first be implemented in Kasese district.

 

 

 

Solar installations in Arua

Sep 11, 2012   //   by Andrew   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on Solar installations in Arua

JEEP has finalising installation in another 5 school with support from the Nordic Folkecenter for renewable energy. The 5 beneficiary schools were all selected from Arua district. The 4 selected schools were off grid except one (Okollo SS). Okollo SS was getting power from the grid ( Thermol generator) but was un reliable as a result of load shedding in Arua /power rationing.

Special consideration was given to Ajia girls secondary school, the school was opened in 2011 as an initiative to encourage girls in that area to go to school since most of the girls were not attending school.

Sustainability and security of the system were key issues considered in the selection of the beneficiaries.

INDE TECHINICAL SCHOOL

Student population 314 (Girls – 51, Boys – 263)
Classes Carpentry and Joinery, Brick laying, Car mechanic, etc
Source of lighting before the installation Solar system in 2 class rooms
System maintenance Maintenance fund
Security 4 guards available
System installed 6 lights in 3 class rooms + 1 security light
System specifications 1 monocrystaline solar pane (100 watts)

1 Maintenance free battery – First Power (200 AH)

1 Charge controller – Steca PRS 1010

7 DC Fluorescent  bulbs – Steca Solsum 11 watts

Earthling + Accessories

ARIVU SECONDARY SCHOOL

Student population 270 ( Girls only)
Classes Senior 1 – Senior 4
Source of lighting before the installation Small Generator
System maintenance Government fund for school running
Security 1 Guard available
System installed 4 lights in 2 class rooms + 2 lights in 2 offices + 1 security light
System specification 1 monocrystaline solar pane (100 watts)

1 Maintenance free battery – First Power (200 AH)

1 Charge controller – Steca PRS 1010

7 DC Fluorescent  bulbs – Steca Solsum 11 watts

Earthling + Accessories

WANDI PROGRESSIVE SECONDARY SCHOOL

Student population 701 (Boys – 458,Girls 243)
Classes Senior 1 – Senior 6
Source of lighting before the installation Small generator powered for 2 hrs a day
System maintenance Fund for maintenance
Security 2 guards available
System installed 6 Lights in 3 class rooms + 1 Security light
System Specifications 1 monocrystaline solar pane (100 watts)

1 Maintenance free battery – First Power (200 AH)

1 Charge controller – Steca PRS 1010

7 DC Fluorescent  bulbs – Steca Solsum 11 watts

Earthling + Accessories

OKOLLO SECONDARY SCHOOL

Student population 244 (Boys – 125,Girls 119)
Classes Senior 1 – Senior 6
Source of lighting before the installation Power from the grid
System maintenance Fund for maintenance
Security 2 guards available
System installed 6 Lights in 3 class rooms + 1 Security light
System specifications 1 monocrystaline solar pane (100 watts)

1 Maintenance free battery – First Power (200 AH)

1 Charge controller – Steca PRS 1010

7 DC Fluorescent  bulbs – Steca Solsum 11 watts

Earthling + Accessories

WAY FORWARD

JEEP will continue with the monitoring and follow up on the solar installations to ensure that the systems continue operating

Village Health Team Volunteers (VHTs) Training on Indoor Air Pollution

Sep 11, 2012   //   by Fred   //   JEEP News  //  2 Comments

Joint Energy And Environment Projects (JEEP) in partnership with Program for Appropriate Technologies in Health (PATH) conducted Village Health Team Volunteers (VHTs) Training  A total of seventy nine  (79) VHTs in Kira Town Council and Ssabagabo Makindye Sub County attended  the training.

Content outline of the VHTs training was;

  • Indoor air pollution
  • Energy crisis
  • Improved cook stoves
  • Mwoto stove
  • Extension skills

At the end of this training, participants were able to:

  • Appreciate the effects of indoor air pollution
  • Advocate for the use of improved cook stoves
  • Understand how to operate the Mwoto stove
  • Appreciate the benefits of the Mwoto stove
  • Promote Mwoto cook stoves
  • Transfer knowledge learnt to the communities

 

 

JEEP Bids Farewell to Markus

Aug 22, 2012   //   by Andrew   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on JEEP Bids Farewell to Markus

Markus Espeter has completed his volunteering program at JEEP. Markus joined JEEP under the Artefact Solivol program and has worked with JEEP for a year. During his stay, Markus has helped re build the JEEP website, engaged in marketing JEEP, trained staff in computer skills among others. The C.E.O thanked Markus for all he has done for JEEP and urged him to keep the spirit.

Markus will be replaced by 2 new volunteers Miriam Cartheret and Martin Sturm. JEEP wishes Markus well and welcomes the new volunteers

Students from Copanhagen visit JEEP FC

Aug 21, 2012   //   by Andrew   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on Students from Copanhagen visit JEEP FC

Public health students from the University of Copenhagen from Denmark visited JEEP folkecenter on 16th August 2012.The students were exposed to the different technologies that JEEP is promoting and how they impact on people’s health. During the visit, the students had a guided tour around the center, during this session students questions were concerning the technologies and Uganda in general were addressed. The student’s communed JEEP for their activities

Cleaner Cookstoves in Uganda

Aug 15, 2012   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on Cleaner Cookstoves in Uganda

In his home area Mukono, our technician Confrio Nsubuga faces the same problems as we do all over the country of Uganda: Getting individuals to change their behaviour for the good of the planet can be a hard sell, for instance when its about the good old practices of cooking. Ari Daniel Shapiro, an american blogger from Nova, one of the highest rated  science series, told Confri’s story including an interview with our technician, who is trying his own tactics to persuade women to change the way they cook combined with the cooking stove techniques JEEP is trying to teach people since 30 years.

Listen to the audio:

 

Find the full article here.

Solar & Tree Planting Project

Aug 14, 2012   //   by Andrew   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on Solar & Tree Planting Project

The Nordic Folkecenter for renewable energy working in partnership with Joint Energy and Environment Projects (JEEP) has continued to support the implementation of the solar and tree planting project in the selected 7 districts of Uganda.

During this period, JEEP conducted a follow up on the tree nursery leaders and solar systems to continue encouraging nursery leaders by giving them on spot advice and further training and remind them of the project objectives to be attained and to follow up on the solar systems to assess how the systems are benefiting the schools, fix technical problems if any and advice on the management and use of the systems.

The exercise involved observations, interviews and discussions with farmers as a tool for relevant data collection and on spot correction of mistakes. Read more >>

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