Barefoot Photographers :: Photo Essay :4:

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Photo by Barefoot Photographers of Tilonia
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Photo by Barefoot Photographers of Tilonia
Copyright © 2008 Barefoot College, Tilonia, India


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Going Solar Barefoot
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Tsewang Norbu lives in the village of Digger across the 4,500 meters high Khardungla pass in the Leh District. He is twenty-eight years old, has five children and keeps goats.

He was selected by his community to be trained in the installation, repair and maintenance of solar photovoltaic units. All the solar units he installed were brought to the village by yak and on the backs of people from the village. He was trained on the job: he installed fifty-nine units himself, taking three months to complete the work.

The units were installed in 1992. They are still working.

 



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