At Muswellbrook, New South Wales, in Australia a ground-breaking solar energy project was launched on 7 November 2014. The first communication tower in Australia, running solely on solar energy, was integrated by Photon Energy and is a part of the worldwide dena Renewable Energy Solutions Program coordinated by Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - the German Energy Agency - and co-financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) within the initiative “renewables – Made in Germany“.
The commissioning of an important CSR-project in South Africa, where BAE participated, was finalized and put into operation on March the 19th of 2014 under the leadership of the Germany-based association of „Rays of Hope“. This social project includes in the first phase a 20kWp photovoltaic application for a joint dairy located in the Camphill Village in the Western Cape region. In the second phase an expansion by 40kWp is planned.
The Engineers without borders is an international organization whose members deliver sustainable solutions to developing communities worldwide. Sierra Leone is one of the poorest country in the world. Therefore the engineers without borders support the local community in Kamakwie with the construction of a solar system. The new solar system will provide energy for an existing school building in this region. This school offers different education programs (e.g. bricklayers, carpenter, weaver) for more than 180 pupils.