Yingli Green Energy Holding Company LimitedÂ (Yingli or Yingli Solar) one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Singapore Company Pte. Limited (Yingli Singapore), has provided 4 kW Â of solar panels to energize a school and a health clinic in ruralÂ Laos.
Each site is equipped with a 2 kW off-grid system that is now operational, and provides its occupants with access to electricity for the first time.
The school is located in Phongasavang and the health clinic is located in Lad Khammune.
Yingli worked with Rezeca Renewables, an energy solutions system integrator in Singapore; the Young Menâ€™s Christian Association of Singapore (YMCA of Singapore), a volunteer international service organization; MyLaoHome Hotels & Villas, a local community logistics partner; student volunteers from the Youth Corps Singapore Aspirant and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Earthlink Club.
The Phongsavang and Lad Khammune communities were chosen by the YMCA ofÂ SingaporeÂ for these projects,Â as theÂ municipal authorities of the area were not in a position to facilitate electrical supply duringÂ the next five years. Solar panels, system equipment, installers and manpowerÂ were transported fiveÂ hours by boat from Luang Prabang to this remote location.
TheÂ Ban Phongsavang school has over 120 students who will benefit from the clean energy system, which will provide lights for the night classes and fans forÂ cooling classrooms during hot weather. The technology can also beÂ integrated into educationalÂ lessons and enrich the learning experiences for students in these schools.
The Lad Khammune Health centre serves the medical needs of seven surrounding villages, servingÂ approximately 3000 people. The access toÂ solar energy will allow the health centre to extend its operating hours andÂ facilitate a more comfortable environment for patients via fan use.
â€œIt was a pleasure to once again partner with such strong organizations and successfully bring solar power these rural communities,.â€ said Angie Koh, Managing Director of Yingli Singapore. â€œThe project is reflective of Yingliâ€™s larger efforts to improve the lives of communities around the world with clean, affordable solar power.â€
Originally from Deal Street Asia