The project will provide the villagers with solar energy installations that will provide them access to electricity 24 hours a day.
Update: The project will be implemented on three phases as shown below.
El Heiz, located to the south of Baharia Oasis, is a modest village that does not possess a single continuous electrical power source. The lack of electricity has greatly affected the village and leaves its residents unable to enjoy basic conveniences which we all take for granted such as the ability to store perishable food in fridges or to even turn on a light bulb at night. Tanweer El Heiz Project will bring this village into the light by installing solar energy systems that will provide the local residents access to electricity 24 hours a day, besides setting up a villager’s trust fund to ensure the proper maintenance and sustainability of these modern State-of-The-Art installations.
The Current Situation
El Heiz is a village south of Baharia Oasis and is home to around 600 households with a total of 3,300 residents. The people of El Heiz adopt a rather primitive lifestyle mostly focused around agriculture, and suffer greatly from the lack of a continuous electrical power supply. This leaves them unable to enjoy the most basic of conveniences such as the ability to store food in fridges- which they overcome by traveling 40 km to Baharia Oasis on daily basis to stock up on supplies. Since their livelihood depends on farming, El Heiz residents spend the daytime tending to their farm land, and are left engulfed in darkness at night where even young students are unable to find a light source to study by.
How Will the Project Help?
The project will provide the villagers with solar energy installations that will provide them access to electricity 24 hours a day instead of the current three hours which are not even sustainable when the local generator breaks down
The project will fund the purchase of the solar panels, batteries, and all the other necessary equipments like mountings, inverters, casings, cabling, fridges, bulbs and so on
A villagers’ trust fund will be set up to ensure the proper maintenance and sustainability of all the installed equipments.
Villagers will be trained to install, operate, and maintain all aspects of the solar energy installations.
The Targeted Results
The availability of electricity will make it possible to store perishable foods in small fridges therefore improving local health and nutritional conditions
The need for local residents to commute to Baharia Oasis to purchase their basic needs will decrease thus reducing transportation expenditures and use of fossil fuels.
Young residents will be able to study during the nighttime (after completing their daytime farming chores) due to the availability of electricity, which will allow for an improved level of education among residents.
The creation of new job opportunities through training the villagers to install, operate, and maintain household solar installations
Improvement in the general quality of life since villagers will be able to use light bulbs, fans, televisions, computers and all other electrically-driven equipment