Off-grid Solutions Project

Power for the future to areas without electricity

The 1.1 billion people living in areas without electricity are limited by their lack of light at night, impacting on health care, education, and gender issues. Panasonic is finding solutions for these people in partnership with NGOs and NPOs to help them escape from poverty and build sustainable societies. Our support takes the form of both providing equipment and offering education and awareness-raising.

Panasonic's partnership with NGOs, NPOs, and local communities

Equipment we provide

  • Power supply station
  • Solar storage
  • Products matched to local needs

Awareness-raising
and educational programs

  • Living with electricity /
    smart ways to use electricity
  • Equipment maintenance techniques
  • Basic knowledge
To realize sustainable local communities
  • Full education
  • Employment creation
  • Enhancing economic strength

Equipment we provide

We will provide products matched to local needs. Examples are our Power Supply Station,
a package combining highly efficient solar cells with storage batteries to act as power infrastructure for areas without electricity, and Solar Storage,
which provides everyday lighting and power to areas without electricity.

More details about the equipment

Active areas

Indonesia Indonesia

Semitau and Suhaid, Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan

Model development of utilization of solar energy for community business in borders of West Kalimantan

The villages are scattered along the Kapuas river, the longest in Indonesia. Villagers are making a living in fishing or agriculture. It is expected that electricity will be used for processing freshwater fish and agricultural products. There is no electricity infrastructure in place. However, in some villages, the government provides a solar panel to every home.

Myanmar Myanmar

Baingbin Senna Village, Ayeyawady Region

Contribution to the improvement of lives and education with photovoltaic power generation systems and lighting

The village has a population of 1,845. Although the government has been undertaking electrification projects, the residents will have no access to electricity for at least five more years since the village is located in a remote area. 95% of the population are engaged in agriculture, with their income coming mainly from the double cropping of rice and beans. The schools in this village aim to achieve a high school enrollment rate of 40%.

2018.07.13The donation ceremony was held on July 13, 2018. Pictures of the ceremony are shown here.

Kenya Kenya

Enkutoto District, Narok County

Aid to Bring Electricity and Improve Life for the Maasai

Near the border of Tanzania, there is a village where 3,700 Maasai live. There is no industry in this region. The only resource is farming cattle and goats. Daily expenses per family average $2.5. The majority of households are below the poverty line. The nomadic Maasai are recently beginning to live in settled areas, but their lifestyles still depend on their traditional pasturing and small-scale agriculture. In part due to the effects of climate change, they find it difficult to escape from poverty. Only 36% of Kenyans have access to electricity, and only 12% in rural villages. This village is one without access to electricity.

2019.1.31The donation ceremony was held on January 29, 2019. Pictures of the ceremony are shown here.
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