Thank you to all of our supporters! You helped us raise over $10,000 during 2013 to support improvements to our partner's workshops and secure a spot for STG on GlobalGiving. Read more about the project and our progress here (latest report available June 2014).
STG President named D-Lab Scale-Ups Fellow! (6/2014) This month STG President Matthew Orosz was named a D-Lab Scale-Ups Fellow to explore a new and exciting component of STG's work: using our technology to improve the reliability - and reduce the cost - of rural minigrid projects. Over the next twelve months Matt and the team will be building partnerships, raising funds, and breaking ground on minigrid power systems at several pilot communities in both Lesotho and Tanzania.
STG conducts specialized technical trainings, funded by UNDP GEF
(2/2014) Over 20 individuals were trained in computer aided design and use of STG's new computer-controlled machine tools during the last part of our UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme funded Solar Training Program. Participants came from the National University of Lesotho, the Government of Lesotho, regional technical schools, and local businesses.
STG completes installation of first CNC workshop in Lesotho!
(1/2014) The generous support of our funders enabled STG to open the first machine shop in Lesotho with computer-controlled machining capabilities, necessary for the manufacture of many specialized parts used in solar and other systems. The shop has a full suite of tools along with two milling machines (one CNC), a lathe, variable speed horizontal and vertical bandsaws, and a drill press. See updates and reports here: Solar Jobs & Energy for Health Clinics in Lesotho.