With the support of SMA, a health center in N'Dollor was equipped with its own PV plant. Not only does the plant supply the health center with electricity for lighting, it also keeps refrigerators running which are used to store medication and vaccines.
HIV/AIDS center in Nigeria – together with other companies, SMA is equipping an HIV/AIDS center in Adjumani, Nigeria, with an off-grid PV system.
Electricity is the basic prerequisite for sustainable development in Africa, and often means the difference between life and death. As the most important medical contact point, the hospital ward in Baïla is particularly dependent on a reliable electricity supply. That is why SMA helped to equip the ward with a backup power system.
Training center in Uganda – An off-grid PV system generates reliable power for a training center in Kooki. SMA not only donated materials for the project, but also the manpower to help build it.
Endangered species protection project in Nigeria – The Gashaka-Gumti National Park is one of the last protected areas for primates threatened with extinction. Working with students from a vocational school in Kassel, SMA developed a quiet and self-sufficient energy supply system for the research station.
SMA is donating inverters for the project "India Electrics", which was instigated in 2009 by the Engineers Without Borders group of Karlsruhe University. The project is in support of a training center in Gonasika, a remote mountain village in the Indian federal state of Orissa. By installing a PV plant, the training center is to be supplied with electricity. This will make it possible in future to operate several machines and computers at the center. By making use of solar technology, not only an environmentally friendly, but also a self-sufficient and long-term electricity supply will be realized.