Solar Boat Charge Project

Principal Investigator

Dr. Abu S Shonchoy

Dr. Tasmiat Rahman

Project Area

Kunderpara Char at Gaibandha District

Project Description

Kunderpara, a char area at Gaibandha district. It has no grid electricity connection to any house or bazar. People of the area are suffering from acute need of electricity. MOMODa FOUNDATION realizes solar energy as an alternative source of energy which is a suitable solution to the problem. We in collaboration with Southampton University UK, started Solar Boat Charged Project to replace the kerosene lantern as the lighting source in un-electrified char households. We have installed 800 Wp Solar Panel on the roof of a boat. Every day 60 power box is charging from the Solar Panel which is being distributed to the Char Household for lighting their houses and charging mobile phones. We have developed a social business model for distributing solar powered among the off-grid houses. The provision is cost effective, efficient and non-polluting lighting services to the rural poor as an important step in alleviating poverty. MOMODa FOUNDATION provides these services in an easy, flexible and instalment based system. The social business model provides service and generates income.