Supporting Local Communities
The Deng Forest Community live in Kaeng Krachan National Park in Thailand, which is outside the current reach of the national electricity grid.
The Deng Community installed solar panels in order to create an electricity source that powers their lighting, water pumps and essential electrical appliances, such as refrigerators for storing perishable food.
The deep cell batteries required to store the solar generated electricity for use at night were prohibitively expensive for the 20 households in this community.
The Thai Ministry for Energy calculated that this community required 350 batteries in order to effectively run their village.
Wisetek, a Global leader in electronics reuse, gladly donated 400 batteries to the community, in co-operation with the Thai Ministry for Energy and the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT), Wisetek CEO Sean Sheehan and members of the Wisetek Thailand team, in conjunction with representatives from the Thai Ministry for Energy and the IEAT, visited the Deng Forest Community to present the batteries.
Wisetek gave presents to the local children and the community greeted the visiting party with samples of their local delicacies and the local children performed a traditional dance for the group.