During the International Solar Day 2018, held in Oslo on May 16, we signed the agreement for the purchase of four more villages; this in addition to the two already delivered.
The International Solar Day is an annual event gathering representatives from the Norwegian solar industry, sponsored by Norwegian Energy Partners and Solar Energy Cluster Norway.
The picture shows Mr. Morten Schøyen, CMO at Eltek and Dr. Stein Skjørshammer CEO of SunErgy signing the agreement; Eltek being the “solar equipment” supplier.
We shall “electrify” eight villages this year. No shortage of work. With the equipment for the next six villages ordered and delivered, we are well under way.
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During January and February Dr. Skjorshammer presented SunErgy at two important conferences in Norway.
The first presentation was at Pareto Securities Annual Power and Renewable Conference in Oslo on January 16th. The conference gathered some 500 key investors and energy people from Scandinavia. The topic of the presentation was “OFF GRID SOLAR POWER IN AFRICA”.
The second presentation was on February 16th at the NKIU (Næringslivets Konferanse for Internasjonalisering og Utvikling 2016/ Conference for Business Internationalization and Development 2016). This conference has a long-standing tradition, held annually at Norwegian Employers Association (NHO) Head Quarters in Oslo. This is a joint arrangement between Norwegian Employers Association (NHO), Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), Innovation Norway, Veiledningskontoret and NORFUND. The conference, gathered more than 400 key representatives from governments, businesses and international help organizations.
“I felt honored and privileged for being given the opportunity at these two conferences to present SunErgy and our vision” Dr. Skjorshammer says and continues, “which is to give people access to the outside world and thus enabling them to escape poverty, moving into a brighter and more prosperous future. This we do through the introduction and offering of solar power, which gives access to cable TV and Internet, entrepreneurship training and micro credit that enables community-and business development and as a result increased standard of living,” Dr. Skjorshammer says, concluding “It should also be noted that this also holds another benefit, for all of us, namely the stopping of deforestation and climate change.”
In the beginning of January five computers were installed in the school of Bokosso after a room had been dedicated as a computer room and completely renovated both inside and outside, including installation of electricity and new tables and chairs. At the opening of the computer room, Mr. Mesumble Mchael, the principal of the school said «We are very happy to be able to teach the students using computers and having access to internet. I can hardly wait to start the classes. We are the only school in this region having computers available in the classroom». The chairman of the school board added «this is a dream come through. In June my term as chairman of the school board expires. During my many years in office, this day is what I have been yearning for. It is just fantastic and I am so happy it came through while I still was in the office».
Students at Bokosso high school participated with singing during the ceremony.
The installation of the computer room .
From the opening ceremony. From left: Mr. Njuba Francis (chairman of the school board), Mr. Mensumbe Michal (Principal of the school), Dr. Stein Skjorshammer (SunErgy), Mr. Benga John (Chief of Bokosso), Mr.Ngotto Amas Dibjena (Regent of Bokosso)