In response to a critical need for user-friendly and engaging consumer-focused educational initiatives, Shanil and collaborators are working to develop and promote consumer education resources on off-grid solar household systems (SHS) through the Malawi Solar Trade Association.  Drawing upon the work of UNSW’s Dr Richard Corkish & Belinda Lam (2019) as well as input from the Solar Trade Association (registered) and Dr Zalengera of Mzuzu University (Energy Department), the team are developing a manual in Chichewa and Tumbukka featuring a simple explanation of solar components, a buying guide, information on installation, safety, maintenance, and consumer support, as well as a skit-based summary video, among other resources.

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