Alternative Technology Association brings solar power to rural East Timor

Last Modified: Tue Jun 07 2016 04:36:50 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 20%
    of East Timor's population (20,000-50,000 houses) will not have access to electricity until 2036. Which means these people will have to rely on polluting diesel generators and kerosene lamps and the consequences on their health.
  • 1,000
    and more homes, community centres, orphanages, schools and hospitals in remote rural villages have access to clean, renewable lighting and electricity thanks to the solar power installations undertaken by Alternative Technology Association (ATA) since 2003.
  • Dec 2013
    The ATA formed a relationship with CNEFP Tibar (an East Timorese training institution) to establish an ongoing technical support partnership in order to augment the ability to deliver projects within a framework of community development.
  • $250,000
    grant received in late-2014 from Google Australia. This will help ATA establish a sustainable solar-powered lighting industry in East Timor.