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The Local Electricity Project provides tools and knowledge to young people in sub-Saharan
Africa who want to create new ways of generating electricity.
We sell the Le1, an educational package which guides students through the process of
designing and building their own charge controllers. Our package includes the Le1 charge
controller kit which students assemble themselves, accompanying materials for both students
and teachers and teacher training.
Due to its unique electronic design, the Le1 board is able to draw power from scrap motors, as
well as solar panels, to generate electricity. These scrap motors could come from a blender, a
drill or a washing machine. All students need to do is devise a way to get these motors to turn
and they are able to generate electricity. Through the Le1, students are able to leverage new
and relevant skills with a deep understanding of their local context to create revolutionary
solutions to the problem of access to electricity.
To learn more about The Local Electricity Project visit: https://localelectricity.org/