Armelia Barci, Eco Solar System

A woman with brown curly hair in a blue blouse stands smiling for the camera.

The sun shines up to 300 days a year in Tirana, Albania, affording the community with accessible and sustainable opportunities for solar energy. Armelia Barci is taking advantage of this natural resource with her project, Eco Solar System, which aims to produce eco-friendly, do-it-yourself solar panels, which will produce heat. At the project’s conclusion, six panels will be constructed, community members will have been trained in proper techniques and environmental education will have been facilitated in schools.

Date grant awarded: March 6, 2016
Website: http://www.peopleinfocus.org/