In Papua New Guinea, the Teachers Savings and Loan Society and PNG Sustainable Energy Limited have launched a solar project aimed at saving teachers thousands of kina in fuel.
The project will not only save money on kerosene and diesel for lamps but also improve the living standards of teachers, mainly in rural areas.
The Post Courier newspaper says solar systems, including a solar panel, a charge controller, battery, lights, cables and a solar frame are to be offered to teachers for lighting and other electrical uses.
Teachers and other public servants who are members of the PNGTSL will be able to select the type of solar system they want for their houses and have access to a special loan programnme.
The project will be trialled in Milne Bay, Western, East Sepik, Western Highlands and New Ireland province and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.