The two solar stations, funded by the Global Environment Facility Small Grant Program help provide rural households with access to clean energy, contributing to curbing carbon emission, especially from local power generators. As a result of the program, villagers save 500 riel per battery, a significant amount for most people who live on just 3,871 riel (less than US $1) a day. Each solar station has the capacity to recharge up to 50 batteries a day, enough to provide the average family with electricity or a year. The programme is managed by the UN Development Programme Cambodia’s Community Based Adaptation Program.
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