The Palestinian Solar & Sustainable Energy Society (PSSES)

Project: The PSSES uses solar power systems to provide electricity to rural schools
Founded: 2008
Location: Al-Fakhit – Hebron

Al-Fakhit is a Palestinian village located at the southern tip of the West Bank. The village falls in Area C, an Israeli-administered area hardest hit by the occupation, and is left off of electric and water grids. This particular area has been declared a closed military zone, so even fewer resources reach the villagers. The solar power systems will provide electricity for isolated schools in the village and improve the learning environment for its children. These systems will save up to 70 megawatt/hours per year and will decrease the 45 tons of carbon per year released into the atmosphere through generators.