A photo of my friend Urs in Nepal installing an open source PV system. It’s the first of three projects he has designed and attained funding to build. The location is at a rural school in the hills of Nepal. Two photovoltaic panels producing 150 watts are mounted to a tracker using a small pv panel to operate a mechanical motor that follows the sun. The rack was fabricated by a friend of Urs in India and assembled on-site. It has room for growth by adding panels to the pole. The Dc power created is converted to AC for use of lighting, charging and powering small electric devices at the school. Next up is a solar-fire steam generation array, using mirrors to boil water for electricity generation or cooking.