Mr Sunshine's Playshops
Mr Sunshine, aka Harald Schulz, facilitates a series of solar workshops in Alexandria. This Suntoy outreach program introduces young adults to renewable energy.
At the workshops, sponsored by Mama Earth, Harald teaches the basics of Photovoltaic (PV) applications (generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity using semi-conductors). The aim is for each participant to increase skills, pass on their knowledge to their community and start his/her own entrepreneurial small business using solar energy products. Classroom learnings became reality as participants powered a TV, stereo and light from solar energy.
Charles, director of Sakha Isizwe, is a participant, "Harald is understandable and has made me aware of the power of the sun. I now know what to look for in solar products. I'd mark him ten out of ten!"