Date Posted:20 May 2016
Solar 4 RVs has designed a solar system for the PNG Not-for-profit School-in-a-Box project.
Sustain Education Art Melanesia (SEAM) Fund's very first School-in-a-Box for Kokoda Track Foundation (KFT) teacher training college in Kou Kou has arrived in Papua New Guinea.
When closed, the box is secure and weather-proof. When opened the box has a fold-out work space with shelves plus resource materials such as books, art supplies and other equipment such as computers.
All school materials are protected by a super-durable, weather resistant stretch canvas roof from ‘Stretch Marquees and Flexible Fabric Structures’ with retro-fitted guttering system that collects rain water.
On the roof are two of our 120W flexible solar panels. Our kit also includes two Victron controllers (one for each panel) and a Victron inverter for power, plus a 200Ah LiFePO4 (lithium) battery with Battery Management System. Owner Phil donated many hours to designing the off-grid system and assembling it in a compact easy to use way to suit the ‘box’.
School in a Box is designed by award winning Stephen Collier Architects.
SEAM supports small community-based projects in Papua New Guinea, the largest of the Melanesian islands of the South-West Pacific. As a small organisation with few overheads, all donations made to SEAM go to support community projects.
Images from Stephen Collier and SEAM fund