Live & Learn Papua New Guinea and the New Ireland Provincial Government are partnering with Schneider Electric to improve access to energy infrastructure to boost community development and services. Currently only 13 percent of people in PNG have access to reliable electricity. This project works with the Schneider Electric Foundation to install low maintenance solar energy systems in schools and health facilities.
Improved energy infrastructure creates social benefits, livelihood benefits, security benefits and education benefits. The installation of renewable energy technologies also mitigates harmful greenhouse gas emissions from carbon-based fuels.
As part of the project Live & Learn has produced two posters. The first is a case study to promote the benefits of small scale solar energy. The second is a practical poster on the use and maintenance of the small solar energy systems.