Seva for Africa
Seva establishes non-profit photovoltaic power plants in religious and secular missions. Succeeding in developing small installations, spread across the territory, is, in fact, fundamental to the survival of entire local communities.
In Africa there are various humanitarian organizations which are always in great need of help. However, the mere provision of funds is exposed to the risk of being dispersed elsewhere, due to extortion, geopolitical instability, corruption or management incompetence. To overcome emergencies, Seva is working to provide individual missions with photovoltaic power plants so make them less dependent on the consumption of hydrocarbons. If you want, you can help us by providing know-how, technologies, professionalism and skills.
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Solar Paneling: the reasons of a choice
In many African countries, life conditions are at borderline of subsistence and are combined with serious economic, political and social problems. Often the average per capita income is less than a dollar a day. There is a lack of food, drinkable water, a functional water and sanitary system, and there is a need to guarantee the production of energy. In fact , more than one third of the population does not have access to electricity. One possible solution at our fingertips is the production of energy through stand-alone photovoltaic power plants, located throughout the territory.
Benefits of stand-alone photovoltaic power plants
Besides exploiting the strong solar irradiation, stand-alone photovoltaic power plants meet the demands of populations dwelling in tiny isolated communities which are tied to a subsistence agricultural economy. The small modular photovoltaic power plants can be adapted to the different dimensions of the missions, which constantly receive new refugees. Photovoltaic power plants are also used to fuel water extraction pumps, which allow the missions to manage their water systems ecologically and efficiently. Good and careful management of water resources improves irrigation infrastructures and increases agricultural production.