Off-grid Solar Power to Save Lives


Calling for your support to bring solar power to the Mvimwa hospital in Tanzania!

Solar Without Frontiers’ volunteers are working together with the Benedictine Abbey in Mvimwa, Tanzania, to bring a reliable and affordable supply of electricity to the local community hospital. The hospital run by the abbey provides a range of essential healthcare services to the population of nearby villages, including a dispensary, a maternity and a medical analysis laboratory.

Our objective is to supply and install an off-grid solar power system (10 kW PV capacity with batteries and back-up generator) at the hospital, for lighting, refrigeration and the operation medical equipment (X-Ray, sterilization, ultra-sound, etc.). This project will have a tremendous impact on the quality of the care provided at the hospital and on the health of the local population.

We aim to raise together with Mvimwa Abbey a total of circa 30,000 euro to fund the procurement and shipping to Tanzania of the hospital’s solar power system, as well as to cover the travelling costs of our volunteers. You can play a key role in the realization of this project by donating generously. As Solar Without Frontiers is entirely run by volunteers, 100% of your donation will go the project. You can donate online or send a cheque to Solar Without Frontiers, Lifetime Lab, Lee Road, Cork city.    THANK YOU!

SWF Table Quiz 2015: An Spalpín Fánach, South Main Street, Cork, Thursday 26th February @ 8pm


Following on from the successful event in February 2013, a table quiz will be held in upstairs at An Spalpín Fánach, North Main Street, Cork on Thursday 26th February at 8pm. Whether you are of the Murphy’s Micro Quit M or Who Wants to be a Millionaire vintage, quiz-goers of all ages and persuasions are welcome for a night of wide-ranging and thought-provoking trivia for a good cause. Tables will be consist of teams of up to five persons, please spread the word around and a great night will be had by all. Keep an eye on the SWF facebook page or email for further details.

SWF AGM 2014


The AGM of Solar Without Frontiers for 2014 was held marginally behind schedule at 6pm on January 13th 2015 in the Lifetime Lab, Cork. The meeting was delighted to hear of the success of the Solar Lantern Micro Enterprise that reached its CrowdFunding target before Christmas. Several visitors from abroad were also welcomed to this years meeting, in particular, Thomas Ricke from VillageBoom and Bernd Schaepers who has worked as a teacher in Bagamoyo for many years. Thank you also to Uli Winkens for his insights into rethinking the scope of what a bicycle can be used for!