The Manentena Foundation is lighting up a village in Madagascar. The foundation has installed the first two solar trees, Autonomous Life Tree Electric System (ALTES), in the village of Andralanitra.
The two ALTES trees each have four solar panels and provide the village with 2.24 kW of electricity, 12 kW of storage, 70 spotlights of lighting, as well as drinking water. This system can provide five to 10 days of lighting without sunlight, according to Manentena.
The system presents very advantageous costs according to its initiators who intend to transfer the kilowatt hour of electricity to 0,034 euro. Several other applications have already been received from other localities wishing to benefit from the same system.
The Manentena Foundation is a branch of the Cap Sud group, which plans to set up in Madagascar where it intends to invest in solar power.
Source: Alternative Energy Africa