Solar Light Kit for Kio Digital Learning System Our friends at BRCK invited us to Gatundu, Kenya to install our solar light kit in a school while they trained teachers on their Kio digital learning system. It was an opportunity for us to provide needed light into classrooms and get feedback on product design. When we pulled up, I was at first dismayed because their were power poles running near the school and you’ll see some in the pictures. However, the power frequently goes out for days at a time and the 7 classrooms we lit were not electrified. Here’s what the installation process looked like: For each classroom, we mounted a 9 Watt solar panel on the corrugated tin roof. We screwed the four corners of the panel directly into the peaks of the corrugation. It required a ladder and a drill, but we put up the seven in the rain and a wait roof in about 30 minutes. The output of the solar panel then slipped through the peak of the roof and down the center beam to our V44 battery. The battery connected to two USB Touchlights (it is possible to connect 4 or more with our splitters) Thanks to the BRCK team for inviting us and helping with the installation! Go to their site for more information on the Kio and the BRCK. We close with this shot of the awesome BRCK truck. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.