Category Archives: Innovasun

Voices from the Field: The Solar Fellows! (Linda, Lucas, Nick & Sarah)

Hi Everyone! It’s the Solar Fellows here again with an update from Yapalsi! With the help of the community, we finished building and painting the solar charging center in Yapalsi. It was really inspirational to see everyone excited about the … Continue reading

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Voices from the Field: Our First Solar Fellows!

Hey! It’s Linda, Lucas, Nick, and Sarah, the CWS Solar Fellows. After arriving to Tamale, we were surprised with a scavenger hunt around the city to get to know the locals, places, and culture on a more intimate level. During … Continue reading

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Chani’s Opening Night in Pictures

On Wednesday April 23rd, 2014, the 4th CWS solar center opened for business in Chani! As you may have read on the blog, opening night was pushed back a few days because of a faulty inverter. While the setback was … Continue reading

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Light it UP!

My apologizes for the lack of blog updates recently! If you follow Community Water Solutions on Facebook and Instragram, you probably understand why the blog has been radio-silent: we have been busy, busy, busy, bringing solar power to another community! … Continue reading

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Opening Night in Sakpalua in photos

Opening night in Sakpalua was a success! More updates to come, but for now, here are some pictures from the evening!  

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Lanterns for Everyone!

Sam and I have been having a blast in Sakpalua this week! I hope that you all enjoyed the video of building the solar center. Since then, the village has helped us plaster the building and install the solar panels. … Continue reading

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Update from the Kurugu Vohoyili Solar Pilot

It has been almost 3 weeks since the solar center opened in Kurugu Vohoyili. The solar center entrepreneurs, Ayi and Fuseina, report that business is going well. Community members say the lanterns are useful for cooking, studying, working at night … Continue reading

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Video from Sakpalua!

Here’s a recap from the past two days of building in Sakpalua! Enjoy!

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Solar in Sakpalua!

Anula (good evening) from Ghana! Sam and I arrived in Tamale on Thursday and got straight to work on our 3rd solar business pilot in the village of Sakpalua! Sakpalua is a rural village of about 500-600 people located about … Continue reading

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Opening Night in Kurugu Vohoyili

The solar center is officially open in Kurugu Vohoyili! Last night, Shak, Wahab, Amin, Eric and I all went to KV to celebrate the opening. We pulled up to the solar center and there was already a queue forming next … Continue reading

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