Yingli Green Energy Singapore, a subsidiary of PV module manufacturer Yingli Green Energy Holding Company, has donated a 3kW off-grid PV system to a school in Laos that had no prior connection to any source of electricity.
The action was made possible due to Yingli’s collaboration with Earthlinks, an environmental club from Nanyang Technological University; the Young Men’s Christian Association of Singapore and Singapore-based systems integrator Rezeca Renewables.
The school, located in Ban Lad Khammune, about four hours away from the city of Luang Prabang, has around 100 students from several neighbouring villages. The project was officially commissioned on 25 June 2014.
Angie Koh, business development director of Yingli Singapore, said: “We are honored to be part of this initiative and to see that our products and services are contributing positively to the community. This project powerfully exemplifies how renewable, sustainable energy can improve the lives of rural communities, and is reflective of Yingli's larger efforts to improve the lives of people around the world with affordable green energy. By partnering with NGOs and environmental organisations, Yingli can make a more significant impact with its community work in South East Asia.”
The project will help power LED lighting for night classes, as well as generate electricity in order to power electric fans, projectors, audio-visual equipment and other pieces of equipment that will benefit the school and its students.