Solar Village Blog

The Chakar Fields and Pahari Solar Village Projects 2017

In September of 2017, thanks to our committed and generous donors, we were able to successfully complete two more Solar Village Projects in India.  Both Chakar Fields and Pahari now have electricity for the first time.   Chakar Fields is located in Bihar, near Kihare and Rangpur villages, where we had previously implemented projects in…

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The Sahel and Littoral Solar Village Projects, Senegal April 2017

In April of 2017 Solar Village Project Vice President Mike Varhola traveled to Senegal and implemented 11 full scale projects. Below is Mike’s story. Our second trip to Senegal was a great success and a quantum leap over the previous year. In 2016, we distributed 65 solar units to one village. This year, we distributed…

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The Rangpur Solar Village Project

In April of 2016 board members Joe Kselman and Cristeen Kselman traveled to Bihar, India to implement the Rangpur Solar Village Project.  This is their story as written by Joe Kselman. My wife Cristeen and I arrived in Delhi on April 25th around 1 a.m. Although it was April the extreme heat that India is…

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A visit to Gauterine Village

A little over a year ago Solar Village Project board members Ronni and Susan Hendel took a trip to India and visited Gauterine village.  This is the story of their journey, written by Ronni Hendel. THE SOLAR VILLAGE PROJECT: BRINGING LIGHT TO BIHAR Two years ago my husband and I decided to visit Bodhgaya, the…

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The Cisse Masse Solar Village Project

Mike Varhola and Papa Drame recently returned from implementing our first project Solar Village Project in Senegal. The Cisse Masse Solar Village Project.  This is the story of their journey written by Mike. Our first effort was picking up the solar units from the vendor in Dakar. Our first glitch was they would not all…

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A Year In Review

2015 was a big year for the Solar Village Project.  From officially becoming a tax exempt 501(c)(3) Non Profit, implementing the Kihare Solar Village Project in Bihar, India, and successfully raising the funds to expand our efforts into Senegal with the Cisse Masse Solar Village Project in February,  we accomplished a lot this past year.…

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Energy Access For All In The 21st Century

It is surprisingly easy to bring electricity to entire communities that don’t currently have access to the grid.  There are 4 main factors that need to covered in order to ensure success: Identifying and communicating your intentions with the target community. Raising the necessary funds to by every home in the community it’s own individual…

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