At LUTW we use innovative technology to bring sustainable energy to those living off the grid. LUTW works with partners and communities to replace expensive and inefficient technologies with renewable energy systems that provide electricity to power lights, radios and charge cell-phones. An effective combination of solar PV systems and LED lighting is a vast improvement on the use of toxic fuels such as kerosene.
There’s a lot of background work that goes into making sure families in off-grid villages have a light switch to turn on. Investing in people is at the core of successful community development projects. LUTW focuses on training community members and giving them the practical skills necessary to install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair renewable energy systems. This gives communities the independence to manage systems in their villages.
Making sure that our projects continue to provide benefits for people long after the installations are completed is vital. With input and advice from our partners in the community, LUTW designs for sustainability by addressing critical success factors that can be influenced through project design, while considering externally controlled factors. LUTW has identified nine critical success factors to achieving long-term sustainability.