Submitted by: Stiftung Solarenergie - Solar Energy Foundation
Implemented country: Ethiopia
Title: Solar Energy for Education & Development in Ethiopia
The Solar Energy Foundation (SEF) enables poor people in rural areas of developing countries to access solar energy. The solar systems come together with the commitment for social, environmental and financial sustainability to improve the quality of people’s life. SEF stands for comprehensive customer awareness creation and education as well as for a regional network of trained solar technicians for installation and after-sales-service in the remote areas of Ethiopia. The “International Solar Energy School” was founded in 2007 to train Solar Technicians in Ethiopia as basis for the long-term target: creation of a self-dependent solar business.