Community Care Incorporated provided a stand alone power system for a chicken farm in Ibanda.
This allowed the farmer, Robert Tumuhimbise , to light the large chicken runs at night without the use of expensive kerosene. The reduction in overheads has allowed Robert to expand his local work force. Regular and sustainable employment is critical to any community.
This project was 12 months in the making. The unit was built and tested in Sydney by a Renewable Energy Engineering company (Living Power) and shipped to Uganda in a purpose built crate. The transport of the crate was approximately 6 months. Living Power provided an engineer who travelled to Uganda in May 2014 and with the assistance of local labour was able to implement the project .
Project Budget : USD$14,000
Crate unpacking Crate unpacking Unpacking the control box Roof Top
Rail Assembly Install the control box Install solar rails Roof Top Work
Roof Top Phillip and Robert on roof Finished and working