Solar Panels Illuminate Desert Villages – Meeting the energy needs of rural, desert villages

The artisan group that creates all of our appliquéd products is scattered throughout several desert villages, far away from cities. Living away from modern infrastructure is challenging because there are no energy plants or cables for distributing energy nearby. This means that our artisans in these areas have no access to electricity.

SETU consortium has an ongoing project to provide each house in at least 2 of the villages with a solar panel. The total cost of each solar lamp (installation one per house) is be $120.00. We are aiming to install 100 solar panels (50 houses per village).

Providing a household with electricity greatly improves the artisans’ families’ quality of life. Children can study at night, mothers can cook, and everyone won’t have to wander in the dark anymore.