MECHANICSBURG, Pa., April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Antaris Solar, an international provider of solar photovoltaic panels, announced today that its charitable foundation has found a new cause to sponsor. The Germany-based foundation, aptly named The Goede Foundation after its founder, Dr. Michael Goede, aims to promote science and education through international projects.
Founded in 1998, the organization installed ten off-grid PV systems with its own photovoltaic modules under its "Solar Energy for Education" initiative in an underprivileged part of Vietnam, near Halong Bay, where approximately 13% of the population was living without access to a power grid. The company also provided TV sets and teaching DVDs to promote learning opportunities. 90 additional PV systems will be installed in other regions of the country.
U.S. General Manager Robert McNamara said, "Education is the key to improving the lives of people who are living in less developed regions. We are committed to providing resources to improve the quality of life in those parts of the world."
Antaris Solar is a leading provider of cutting edge solar technology for installers and electrical supply outlets, offering products such as photovoltaic panels, inverters, racking systems, and balance of system components. With headquarters located in Germany, the group also has subsidiaries in the U.S., Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Italy, France, and the UK, and has established a partner supply network in the Middle East.