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The 45kw is worth a little over $100,000 United States dollars. The installation was done by Elise Renewable Power Liberia, generating electricity from solar panels on the roof and stored in lithium-ion batteries.
Eighteen years after civil war ended in Liberia, in a school located in a rural village that helps make rubber for Bridgestone, the revolution isn’t around political power or guns. It’s about using technology to personalize learning and unlock progress for children who otherwise would struggle to learn to read and do math.
The executive director of Sustainable Development Institute (SDI), Wilfred Johnson, has described access to reliable energy as fundamental in safe-guarding Liberia’s forest against deforestation but added that inadequate access to energy is a recipe for continuous deforestation in Liberia.
The one-day meeting was a consequence of President George Weah’s concern about the woeful outage of power in Liberia. In recent months, flights have redirected to other countries while Liberians in the twenty-first century sleep in darkness due to the lack of electric power in the country.

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