Get to know other A2E projects, that allow acess to energy, through renewable energy solutins, msotly solar, in order to contribute to social, economic and environmental development of communities.

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Guinea-Bissau: Luz Bin Extension

In April 2011, EDP sponsored the extension of the "Luz Bin" project (meaning "light comes" in Creole), developed by the Association for Development (ONGD TESE).  The project began in 2009 in Bafatá, Guinea-Bissau's second largest city, and promotes increased access to education for children and adults from rural communities, and, in particular, women's access to night literacy programs, through the illumination of school infrastructures.

As part of this partnership, the EDP Group's support consisted in the supply of 15 solar energy kits that allow the illumination of 15 classrooms, 40 solar lanterns for students charged on a fee-for-service basis, 20 solar cookers and 20 solar water purifiers. The “Luz Bin” project directly benefits 675 people per year, allowing their access to night literacy courses. The program indirectly reaches more than 30,000 people.

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Brazil: Jari

The Minigrids Project with intermittent sources developed by EDP Brazil to supply isolated areas near the Santo António do Jari hydroelectric power plant in Brazil. This energy access project will benefit 125 families through the monitoring of its implementation in four beneficiary communities, and, in 2014, the A2E unit will monitor its implementation and simultaneously develop guidelines for future actions of new A2E projects.

Brazil: Portable Light

A partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (BID) and the North American company KVA in conjunction with MIT, the objective of which is to promote the inclusion and access to energy for families in isolated communities with total electrical exclusion, by supplying them lighting kits based on solar energy. The selected communities participate in the kit production process and in the integration of its components, so generating themselves a source of income. The project, later to be extended, currently covers 300 families.

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Benim: Bongowerou

This project was carried out in 2011, through a solidarity initiative that facilitated its financing on the one hand through the voluntary contributions of HC Energia and HC Foundation employees, and, on the other, through the HC Foundation, which doubled the amount raised. This project, which benefits around 6400 people, had the objective of supplying energy and water to the Bongowerou Health Center in Benin through the installation of photovoltaic solar panels.

Quénia: Nyumbani

A partnership established in 2013 between HC Energia, Energia sin Fronteras, SMA and other companies, aiming at the electrification of five community centers in the Eco-village of Nyumbani, Kenya. The village is made up of 1000 children orphaned due to HIV/AIDS and the 100 elderly people who raise them. The main objective is to contribute to the sustainable development of the Eco-village, through the provision of photovoltaic energy, providing better living conditions for the population and promoting education, health, access to drinking water and vocational training.

Access to solar energy will avoid dependence on fossil fuels, with the high costs of this and other harmful consequences, allowing the Eco-village to be self-sufficient and sustainable.

Learn more here.