Solar without borders

Solar Without Borders is a part of the non-profit organisation BISZ.  As its name suggests, SWB wishes to help developing countries by installing photovoltaic modules in communal accommodations such as hospitals, schools, orphanages, water supplies etc. The project started in Togo but today our organisation is globally active, in over ten countries. 

In hospitals, photovoltaic modules power a fridge, which makes it possible to preserve medicines and vaccines. The solar-powered lighting replaces oil lamps, traditionally used during birthings and surgical operations in the evening or at night. Oil lamps emit insufficient light and chemicals that are hazardous to the newborn. Because of the poor conditions under which women must give birth, many of them, as well as many of the children, still die at birth.

In schools solar-powered light makes it possible for adults to take a course after their field labour. A large majority of the adult population in these countries still is analphabetic. Children can use the light to make their homework, teachers to prepare their lessons. Good education is fundamental in any well-governed society and proper lighting may very well be an essential switch in this process. 

Solar Without Borders is a unique project which not only betters the lives of people in Third World countries and makes them more worthy of a human being, but also tackles the ever growing environmental problems through the installation of durable energy sources. 

In cooperation with colleges and universities, Solar Without Borders works on a research project on recycling installations. 

An important part of the vision of Solar Without Borders is the knowledge transfer to the South. It is important that the local people are involved in the decision and execution process. We also provide trainings on maintenance and function of the installations. 

Solar Without Borders means to increase this knowledge transfer by producing photovoltaic modules in Togo.