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Solar energy vendor in Memmingen (Germany) establishes distribution network and trains traders in Mozambique.
Phaesun GmbH in Memmingen/Germany provides households, small business enterprises and public institutions in Mozambique with solar energy. With an inaugural event on 23 July 2010 which was attended by about 70 visitors, the Offgrid specialist started the project on the rural electrification of Mozambique in the parish of Pessene, situated approx. 50 kilometres from Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. The day before, Phaesun had built up the first Pico systems included in the project there (Pico systems are small Offgrid systems with a capacity of up to 10 watts). From now on, a primary school and two accommodations for teachers will be illuminated by the 15 solar lamps installed.
All in all, the 300.000-Euro-project is going to last for two years. 50 per cent of the investment costs are covered by the Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft. As a first step, Phaesun will establish a sustained trader network for the distribution of the Pico systems together with their project partner Coseba in Mozambique running training courses for 10 to 15 traders in the province of Sofala in the east of the country. At the same time, Phaesun cooperation partner Sonnenplus GmbH will train 10 to 15 traders in the province of Maputo.
News date: 27/08/2010