Solar Powah!

25 Sep

Last week, seven Della ladies participated in a solar power workshop organized by Impact Energies. This organization works to bring clean energy to developing countries to the people who need it most – those without electricity.

After the presentation, Della ladies brainstormed a list of everything they’d learned. We learned that:

• Solar power comes from the sun
• Solar power is clean energy
• Solar power is less expensive than electricity and kerosene
• Once you purchase solar panels, the energy is free
• Using kerosene can have negative health impacts (just like smoking)
• Kerosene causes many fires in Ghana
• Children can achieve better grades at school if they have good light

At the end of the all-day workshop, participants took a test. All of the Della ladies passed and earned certificates! They are now certified solar-power evangelists. This means that they have the knowledge to spread positive information about energy within their communities and to help those in need to get access to solar panels for their homes and businesses.

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