• It is estimated that at least 20% or 40,000 homes in East Timor will never be connected to the mains electricity grid due to their remote mountainous locations. Clean solar lighting is a cheap way to improve people's quality of life.
    ATA SOLAR PROJECTS IN EAST TIMOR

ATA solar projects in East Timor

It is estimated that at least 20% or 40,000 homes in East Timor will never be connected to the mains electricity grid due to their remote mountainous locations. Clean solar lighting is a cheap way to improve people’s quality of life.


Click here to view the ATA's completed solar project locations.

completed solar project location map View

Click here to view locations of households needing solar in the future

completed solar project location map View

Since 2003, the Alternative Technology Association, an Australian not-for-profit organisation, has been working with Timorese communities to provide clean, renewable lighting and electricity.

The ATA has installed solar power systems in schools, health clinics and community centres across East Timor and has a special project dedicated to household installations as well.


Installing a solar lighting system in a typical East Timorese house has multiple benefits including:

  • Removing the use of kerosene as a fuel, eliminating the health issues associated with the burning of fuel with little or no ventilation.
  • Providing lighting to enable children to study and improve literacy.
  • More opportunities for households to increase their income by making handicrafts, processing food or engaging in other income producing activities.

THE ATA HAS INSTALLED

1168 solar systems on East Timorese homes
105 Solar systems on community buildings in villages'

To learn more about the ATA’s work in East Timor read more here




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