SolarFi & UMASS Amherst: Bringing Electricity To Africa

Solar power systems are popping up all over the place. They can be found on top of homes, in yards, fields, and parking lots. One thing solar panel system owners don’t fret about in the United States is having someone steal their panels after they have been installed. However, this is a reality for those in Africa. Solar panels are stolen and then used for other purposes, such as a table.

SolarFi is spearheading a way to solve this issue. They have partnered with UMASS Amherst to design a system that can fold into itself as a security measure. The panels will be mounted on a 40-foot container that will be used as a refrigeration unit for local farmers in Africa.

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