Sky Grants: technological or solar energy projects
Total has been involved for nearly 12 years in decentralised rural electrification (or access to energy) programs in countries such as Mali, South Africa or Morocco.
In many cases, the technology used to provide access to a modern form of electricity is solar photovoltaics. For each project, the aim is twofold: to provide access to clean and safe electricity, while ensuring that existing systems can operate in a sustainable manner.
Our involvement, your initiative: support for your projects to provide access to solar energy
We want to support student technological projects or projects aimed at developing access to solar photovoltaics, or to water by means of a solar pumping system (for a school, health centre or even households without a modern form of access to energy).
The project must relate to a country in which the population has limited access to energy. Project leaders will be asked to provide a complete technical file (scientific approach, quantified data, costs of materials etc.) and demonstrate:
- The environmental and social relevance of the project
- The means implemented to ensure its operation over time
Particular attention will be paid to knowledge transfer and the training of local stakeholders (energy issues, water, maintenance, etc.).
Progress in the project will be monitored for one year. The teams of selected projects must present them before and after their realisation in the field. A mission report will be required as well as a report after 1 year of operation.
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