We hope you've had a great start to 2016.

We've been busy testing new off-grid solar systems, designing for upcoming projects, and helping our partners expand solar into remote areas. We were pleased to present alongside our peers at the Smart Villages Forum in Peru in late January. It was great to be in the same room with so many from other NGO's, the private sector, and government sharing experiences about energy access in South America. We would also like thank the FUSE Collective for the opportunity to participate in their Annual Gala in January and share our story with students, industry and academia.

We would like to acknowledge the great contribution that our  Engineers Without Borders UK volunteer, George Evans, has made over the past six months working from our field office in Peru. He will certainly be missed, though we are excited to continue the partnership with EWB-UK and welcome another volunteer in the coming months.
For those of you in the Calgary area, make sure to mark March 31st in your calendar. Come down and meet us for a drink between 5 and 7 p.m. at the Bank and Baron Pub. It's a great chance to meet staff, volunteers and catch up. Be sure to RSVP! 
As always you can keep up on our latest news by connecting with us on Facebook, Twitter , or Instagram
The LUTW Team


Join us after work for a drink on March 31st for a casual & fun social to connect with LUTW staff and volunteers and learn about opportunities to get involved. Click on the invite to RSVP! 
Solar Training Opportunities
Join us for our next Solar 101 seminar in Calgary. The seminar covers the very basics of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology with a particular focus small-scale, off-grid systems similar to those that LUTW designs and installs in remote communities. The cost is $45 and $25 for students.
Upcoming dates are April 30 and June 11- Register today!

Off-Grid Solar Training in Peru
April 27 to May 6, 2016
Join us for this 10-day program in Peru and learn how to design, install and maintain small-scale off-grid solar PV systems. This intensive training program includes a mix of classroom, practical hands-on exercises and site visits to existing off-grid solar systems. The program culminates with an off-grid solar installation in a rural community building. The application deadline is March 31st Click here for more information .
Project Updates
Over the past few months we've been particularly busy working with partners to bring electric power and light to families and students in Guatemala and Costa Rica. In Costa Rica our local partner, ACEM, installed solar systems in two schools. One of the systems was installed in the community of Swakbli (seen above). The system is now being used to help kids in pre and primary school as well as adult education in the evenings. It took our partner one day to complete the installation of the 180 watt system. We would like to thank West Springs School for making this project possible.   

LUTW is often approached by generous individuals who would like to help us achieve our mission, so we've come up with three easy ways we could use your help:

Help keep the lights on - we rely on monthly supporters to fund ongoing training and support for local technicians.

Save yourself some money, support sustainable power, and by using our referral code, the monthly electrical fee will be donated to LUTW.

3. Spread the word
Please tell your friends about us and share our posts with your social networks!
Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter View our profile on LinkedIn  

Help us get project staff to projects in Peru, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Papua New Guinea and other vulnerable areas.



March 31, 2016
Calgary, AB

April 30, 2016
Calgary, AB

April 27 to May 6, 2016 
Calgary, AB

LUTW AGM & Reception 
June 2, 2016
Lougheed House, Calgary

June 11, 2016
Calgary, AB 
 Like us on Facebook
Like us on Facebook!

 Follow us on Twitter 
Follow us on Twitter!

View our profile on LinkedIn
Connect on LinkedIn!

Watch us on Vimeo!

Follow us on Instagram!


SPARK is an electricity provider in Alberta. If you switch to SPARK, the monthly electrical administration fee will be donated to LUTW! Be sure to enter the LUTW referral code (LUTWRS) when registering.