Solar installations in Arua

Environmental NGO in Uganda

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