Solar Power Hub for Burkina Faso Africa

Deliver clean reliable power for The Women's Shea Cooperative

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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Solar Power Hub for Burkina Faso Africa

Deliver clean reliable power for The Women's Shea Cooperative

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  • 275 h
    collectées

  • 91 h +90 h
    réalisées

  • 11
    volontaires

  • 1
    missions

  • 625 h
    d'objectif

Campagne terminée le April 15, 2019 15:31


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Solar Power Hub for Burkina Faso Africa

Deliver a scalable solar power hub to Burkina Faso Africa, increasing production by 10 to 20 times for The Women's Cooperative. Access to energy will improve the overall well-being of the community.


In Burkina Faso, 97% of rural Burkinabes are not connected to the power grid and 90% still use biomass (firewood or charcoal) as their main energy source. A main source of income for families is the production of Shea Butter hand milled from the Shea Tree nuts harvested by the local women’s cooperative. Bringing power to this region would increase production 10 to 20 times and significantly improve the economic and social well-being of the people.


The intent of the project is to support The Stongest Oak Foundation based in Calgary Alberta to develop and deploy a portable solar power system for off-grid communities. This solar hub will support diverse revenue streams – electrical / milling tariffs, wi-fi hotspot commissions.  A commercial model is necessary to sustain/maintain the power system and scale up the power system as demand increases. Potential 10-year payback on capital.


Sougrinooma (The Women’s Coop) is the Beneficiary, and 100% title will be transferred to them June 30, 2019. Expected revenue will be generated from Shea production, flour milling, WIFI hotspot and cellphone charging. The plan also calls for creating a sales kiosk for small energy related products. A power hub will also support communication, education, local economy and general well-being.

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Actu #1

September 25, 2018 13:46

Steve O'Gorman representing The SE Foundation presented a $10,000.00 grant to The Strongest Oak Foundation on August 30th.  We are delighted to co-sponsor this project.  We are still in need of Solar Teachers and elctrical engineers who can create drawings.

Actu #2

October 3, 2018 15:25

We now orders placed on France for SE solar equipment, they should arrive in Africa in 3-5 weeks.  In November we plan to start constructions and have the solar hub operational shortly thereafter.  Emma Rayhe is working on travel approval for SE Teachers to support commissioning.  You can donate to the project at http://www.thestrongestoak.org/  and receive employee matching from SE Foundation,

Actu #3

October 31, 2018 12:59

The Schneider Electric solar solution for the Power Hub is complete and shipping to Burkina Faso today.  Great work by the volunteers who persevered though many logistic difficulties to make this happen.  Thank you Mansour Niang Seck, Steve O'Gorman and the panel builder Sebastien Weibel of Capenergie.

Actu #4

December 20, 2018 18:13

The construction is going very well, installation of solar panels is happening this week.  In January we will need SE Teachers to train locals on the system, lets hope the the travel restriction is lifeted for SE employees.  https://www.facebook.com/TheStrongestOak/

Actu #5

January 17, 2019 18:57

The power is on and local women are processing grain and shea nuts.  The response is overwhleming, The team needs to put a process in place to handle volume and keep people safe.  A good problem to have, ribbon cutting ceromony and transfer of ownership Jan 19th.  See the latest updates on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/TheStrongestOak/

Actu #6

January 17, 2019 19:00

Due to travel restrictions and general safety in this zone, SE is not permitting employees to travel.  Thanks to everyone that volunteered for this project, but we cannot risk travel in this zone at present.  Thankfully the work is getting done by locals and contractors with remote support from Canada.

Actu #7

January 22, 2019 15:58

The Solar Hub with Schneider equipment on national Burkina TV, advance to 7m:30s to see coverage:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=F1A5YQT2NPM

Actu #8

February 21, 2019 13:44

We are now in a position to send volunteers to Burkina Faso, we need one or possibly two French speaking volunteers who have knowledge of solar and/or can provide training on operating a small business.  Please contact David.White@se.com if you know someone.

Actu #9

March 14, 2019 18:33

Here is a link to the remote tracking system showing live results at the Pa Power Hub.  The Cachelan monitoring system is tied into a Schneider Com Box to capture data from the SE Inverter and Charge Controller. The milling machines are monitored via a separate meter provided by AccuDC.

http://tsop1.solarvu.net/green/solarVuLive.php?ac=tsop1&dr=tso

 

Actu #10

April 15, 2019 15:12

Time to close this project with many thanks to everyone who helped make this project a success and those that voluntered but were not able to travel due to security issues in Burkina Faso.

Together we have mad a great difference for the Village of PA and made the world cleaner and greener through sustainable technologies. 

Sinere thanks and gratitude,

David White

Actu #11

April 15, 2019 15:12

Time to close this project with many thanks to everyone who helped make this project a success and those that voluntered but were not able to travel due to security issues in Burkina Faso.

Together we have mad a great difference for the Village of PA and made the world cleaner and greener through sustainable technologies. 

Sinere thanks and gratitude,

David White

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Projet lancé par :
  • Schneider Electric Foundation Canada
  • 275 h
    collectées

  • 91 h +90 h
    réalisées

  • 11
    volontaires

  • 1
    missions

  • 625 h
    d'objectif

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Campagne terminée le April 15, 2019 15:31


Schneider Electric Foundation Canada

 This team was formed to engage and empower employees in support of rural communities who lack access to clean, reliable power locally and abroad. We believe access to energy is basic human right and is foundational to the health, well-being and education of communities.  Our efforts will reduce the energy gap and support communities in acquiring long term competencies to maintain and develop access to energy solutions

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Chef d'équipe

DAVID WHITE

Director Commercial Training and Business Process Excellence

Mississauga, Canada

+1 4166189102

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Steve O'GORMAN

Technical Sales Consultant

Calgary, Canada

+1 4038033276

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David TRENHOLM

Sr Principal Project Application Engineer

Burlington, Canada

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Maleeha ALVI

Marketing Specialist - Schneider Electric’s Commercial Leadership Program

Mississauga, Canada

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Hugh LINDSAY

Global Solution Architect

Mississauga, Canada

+1 2505884009

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Joel WEDER

Telemetry Solutions Specialist

Calgary, Canada

+1 14037019727

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Kienzle MODY

Project Controller

Mississauga, Canada

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Pinky THAKKAR

Project Manager - Large Projects

Mississauga, Canada

+1 647-880-1851

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Vladimir BELASH

Sr. Quotation Specialist

Calgary, Canada

+1 5872270624

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