UNIMA Student Designs 4KW portable Power Station to address persistent load shedding

As one way of addressing persistent load shedding, a fourth year University of Malawi (UNIMA) Bachelor of Science in Electronics student, Enock Kachokola has designed a 4KW noiseless and portable power station.

In an interview on Tuesday Kachokola said he decided to design the 4KW noiseless power station as one way of addressing frequent power interruptions facing the country.

Enock Kachokola

“I have designed and implemented a 4KW noiseless power station that supply electricity for at least 24-hours,” reads the statement in part

With 4KW noiseless power station users can charge mobile phones, plug in number of household electrical equipment such as refrigerators, air conditioners, Vacuum Cleaners entertainment units

Kachokola further said the equipment is capable of jump starting a car during unanticipated dead battery situations.

Video available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzUPOktZelk&feature=youtu.be

According to the Sustainable Energy for All website, Malawi is one of the least electrified countries globally currently at 11% overall, with 42% of the urban and only 4% of the rural population connected to electricity.

In terms of energy supply, the Malawi Energy Policy indicates that approximately 85% of energy comes from biomass largely exploited in a non-sustainable manner.

Imported petroleum accounts for 3.5% of the energy and electricity produced from hydro power accounts for 2.3% of all energy.

For more on 4KW noiseless power station contact Kachokola on +265881095101/0994683271 or email [email protected].

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