Lund University student wins the international round of the U21 RISE Awards
The Lund University participant, Wenjing Yang, and her project 'Solar4Schools', won in the category 'Most Potential'.
Solar4Schools develops solar power to provide basic lighting and mobile charging to schools in Kenya, generating revenue for the school as a charging business, and reducing carbon emissions.
It therefore makes solar power affordable for the schools in rural Kenyan communities and has already delivered solar panels to two communities in the country, affecting approximately 800 students.
"For the team, winning the RISE Most Potential award was very exciting. Even more so was the timing of it. After validating the product and with the first prototype and pilot on the ground, we are currently working on MVP2.0 and its new design. We plan to officially launch the product in June 2020 and help schools looking for affordable and clean energy solutions in developing settings", says Wenjing Yang about their achievement and future plans.