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Sterling Planet and Solar Light for Africa Team Up to Install Solar Energy in Schools around Uganda

Posted on 8/7/2019 by
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Sterling Planet supports Solar Light for Africa to aid them in changing the lives of Ugandans by installing solar powered LED lighting in their schools. As shown in the picture to the left, Sterling Planet intern Devon Boatright (Georgia Tech Chemical Engineering student and member of the Georgia Tech Solar Racing Team) stands in front of the newly installed lighting after the team has worked hard at this school all day. In only two weeks, solar energy was installed in four schools: Rays of Hope Primary School, Ggaba Mixed Secondary School, Lumuli Primary School, and Bubugo Primary School. Solar Light for Africa is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year thanks to the support of Sterling Planet. The goal of this mission is to educate the public on the advantages of renewable energy for the benefit of impoverished communities throughout the world. The installations completed on this recent trip and previous ones help those in need to have a better chance of escaping poverty and improves their health.

JULY 23, 2019

Sterling Planet and Solar Light for Africa Team Up to Install Solar Energy in Schools around Uganda

Kampala, Uganda – Sterling Planet supports Solar Light for Africa to aid them in changing the lives of Ugandans. With the support of the First Lady of Uganda, Mrs. Janet Museveni, in only two weeks, solar energy was installed in four schools: Rays of Hope Primary School, Ggaba Mixed Secondary School, Lumuli Primary School, and Bubugo Primary School. The First Lady said, “I am humbled that you raise money and come light up schools in Uganda each year. I praise God for you.” SLA (Solar Light for Africa) installed over 40 LED lights during this recent mission and inspected over 10 other systems recently installed. The mission focused on schools because when schools have electric light, students’ grades go up, providing more opportunity and hope for children. Previously, Solar Light for Africa has installed solar energy on orphanages, hospitals, churches, and community centers.    

Solar Light for Africa is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year thanks to the support of both Sterling Planet and the First Lady. When it began, the air in Uganda was filled with smoke from fires being used for lighting and cooking, but SLA has been part of the transformation in Uganda that now has much cleaner air as well as clean renewable energy. Sterling Planet’s priority to improve air quality and help clean up the environment in America has extended to the world.

The goal of this mission is to educate the public on the advantages of renewable energy for the benefit of impoverished communities throughout the world. The installations completed on this recent trip and previous ones help those in need to have a better chance of escaping poverty and improves their health. The kerosene lamps used prior to an installation of solar power produce noxious fumes and are prone to causing fires and burns. Replacing these lamps with solar energy helps the community and also facilitates the objective of cleaner air in Uganda. The First Lady told the recent team, “Thank you so much for the work you have done in Uganda. Your willingness to come always reminds us of selfless service.”

While our goal is to help everyone in Uganda, the current focus is on children because by educating them, they have a better chance at improving the future of the entire country. Schools are the best way to impact children’s lives and the most visible way for us to support the future of our planet. Teaching children about solar light, renewable energy, and clean environments goes hand-in-hand with Sterling Planet’s message.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Solar Light for Africa:

 

Solar Light for Africa (SLA) is a non-profit Christian organization whose mission is to transform lives and empower the people of Africa by providing light and energy using the natural power of the sun. Since 1999, SLA has been sending Americans on mission trips to Uganda where they team up with Ugandans to install solar energy across the country on schools, orphanages, hospitals, and community centers. The SLA goal is to educate the public on the advantages of renewable energy for the benefit of impoverished communities throughout the world. Learn more at http://solarlightforafrica.org.

 

About Sterling Planet:

Sterling Planet delivers innovative energy solutions that benefit the environment. Since 2000, the Atlanta-based company has offered business and residential customers renewable energy certificates as an easy, affordable way to reduce the impact of everyday electricity use. The comprehensive portfolio of solutions has since grown to include carbon offsets, energy efficiency solutions, and green power project development. Learn more at www.sterlingplanet.com, and follow us @SterlingPlanet on Twitter and Sterling Planet on Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

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