Off-grid Solutions - Project Power for the future to areas without electricity Off-grid Solutions - Project Power for the future to areas without electricity

Off-grid Solutions Project

The areas that about 800 million people* live in without electricity, are limited by their lack of light at night, and are facing health care, education, and gender issues. In partnership with NGOs and NPOs, Panasonic is finding solutions for these people and supporting them in building poverty-free sustainable societies by providing equipment, offering education, and raising awareness.

* IEA, World Energy Outlook2019

Indonesia flag Indonesia

Semitau and Suhaid, Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan

Model development of utilization of solar energy for community business in borders of West Kalimantan

In villages scattered along the Kapuas, the longest river in Indonesia, residents are engaged in fishery and farming, and electricity will prove effective to process freshwater fish and agricultural products. Although there is no electricity infrastructure available, there are villages where each family received one photovoltaic panel from the government.

Succeeded in Processing and Commercializing Moringa by Utilizing Electricity Supplied from Photovoltaic Power Generation Systems

2020.04.20

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Started growing and processing the superfood “moringa”

2018.09

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A Woman's group in the village took on challenges of making processed food with freshwater fish

2018.09

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A technical instructor development program Was introduced

2018.09

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Myanmar flag Myanmar

Baingbin Senna Village and Tauntolon Village, Ayeyarwady Region

Contribution to the improvement of lives and education with photovoltaic power generation systems and lighting

Baingbin Senna Village with a population of 1,845 is located in a remote area. Although the government has launched electrification projects, the residents will have no access to electricity for at least five more years. A total of 95% of the population are engaged in farming, with their income coming mainly from rice and bean crops. The school in this village aims to achieve a high school enrollment rate of 40%.

The Second Book Report Contest Held to Offer an Opportunity for a Greater Number of Children to Nurture their Spirit

2020.04.20

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About 400 children participated in an essay contest

2019.03

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We support academic development with the help of electricity

2018.07

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About 160 children participated in the Eco Learning Program for the first time

2018.09

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The local people have been able to lease solar storage units and sell popsicles

2018.03

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Held a donation ceremony in the city of Yangon

2018.07.13

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Kenya flag Kenya

Enkutoto District, Narok County

Aid to Bring Electricity and Improve Life for the Maasai

About 3,700 Maasai people live in a village near the border with Tanzania. There are no industries, and domesticated cows and goats are their only source of income. The average daily cost of living is 2.5 dollars per household. Most of the families live below the poverty line. Although an increasing number of nomadic Maasai people have settled in recent years, they make their living with grazing and small-scale agriculture. Furthermore, their lives are affected by climate change and they still have difficulty emerging from poverty. In Kenya, only about 36% of the total population and a mere 12% in rural areas have access to electricity. This village is without electricity.

Using Electricity for Storage of Vaccines and Raising Chickens

2020.04.20

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Grow Tomatoes by Sprinkling Water with Water Pumps That Use Photovoltaic Power Generation Systems. School Lunches Have Become Available

2020.04.20

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School staff and members of the Local committee participated in a technical training session

2019.01

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Evening supplementary classes started at a primary school

2019.01

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Introduced farming vegetables with an electric irrigation pump

2019.01

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Introduced a literacy class for women

2019.01

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Held a donation ceremony at the Ilkimati Primary School

2019.1.31

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FY2018 - FY2019

Off-grid Solutions Project Activity Report

Designed activity processes for each of the three countries and promoted projects for about two years.

Since 2018, Panasonic has promoted the Off-grid Solutions Project in villages in Indonesia, Myanmar, and Kenya. Toward making a social impact by achieving sustainable growth in communities, we designed activity processes in each area, which yielded a variety of results after two years of implementation. The reports on the achievements and future plans of individual countries are available here.