Solar Energy for Rural Development

Bringing solar power to impoverished rural communities to improve lives.
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The Problem

More than 5 million households in Asia have no access to affordable power sources. It is by no means a coincidence that many of these households are located in some of the most impoverished rural areas in the world.

These areas remain under-developed and with little infrastructure and lack modern sanitation facilities. With little economic activity or industrialisation, progress is slow. 


All these, simply because there is no access to a reliable and affordable energy source. 


The Idea

Phosphoresce is working with its partners to start a proposed non-profit organisation focused on bringing clean, reliable and affordable solar energy to these impoverished rural areas in Asia.

We're planning to build, operate and manage solar farms and solar energy facilities in rural communities in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar, starting with a 8,000 sqm solar farm in Chonburi, Thailand that will generate 2.5MW of usable solar power for a local community.


What We Need 

Phosphoresce, together with its partners including private companies, government agencies and advocacy groups, has currently raised USD 250,000 to kick-start the project in Chonburi. We have secured the land titles, and will require funding to build the solar farm.

We require a further USD 250,000 to continue to the next phase of the project in Chonburi, and to purchase land and build solar farms and solar energy facilities in other locations. The proposed non-profit organisation will own, manage and operate these facilities so as to ensure reliability and affordability of solar energy for our beneficiaries. 


The Impact

We believe the project can help improve lives for our beneficiaries. With the provision of clean, reliable and affordable solar power, we can:

  • Help to power up rural homes so they enjoy the ability to have light, heat and even refrigeration at the flick of a switch.
  • Support infrastructure building, improvement works and small-scale industrialisation, especially when our efforts are combined with other conventional power supply reaching to these communities.
  • Facilitate access to clean drinking water and sanitation by way of powering modern electrical pumps and water filtration systems.
  • Provide jobs either directly as employers, or indirectly by supporting local economic development.
  • Advocate and educate people on the impact of how sustainable growth and development can be achieved through clean renewable energy sources and reduce the reliance on fossil fuels.

Other Ways You Can Help

If you can’t contribute in terms of monetary donations, you can still help by helping us get the word out and share our vision with people you know. 

Every little bit helps. Thanks!!!

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This campaign ended on July 5, 2014
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  • $10USD
    Thank-You Postcard

    Receive a "Thank-You" postcard made from photos taken of our beneficiary communities, and signed off by a representative of these communities where our projects are based in.

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  • $50USD
    Photo Book

    Receive a beautiful coffee book with photographs capturing the faces, places and stages of our project that we are also compiling and hoping to sell as part of our fundraising efforts.

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    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $200USD
    Framed Solar Cell

    Have your name painted on a solar panel support frame, and a token solar panel cell enclosed in a frame delivered to you in recognition of your generosity.

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