In the village of Sorocoro, the karamogo had some difficulty with keeping the battery charged using the solar panel. It was found that the panel was being placed in partial shade at an orientation that didn't capture the maximum solar energy flux. Field rep Ousmane Soumake coached the karamogo on how to use the solar battery charger properly.
Posted by Matt Eckelman at May 11, 2005 04:06 PM
Solar panel in partial shade, charging behind a fence