If you are on your way from Bamako to Guinea via the main road RN 24 in Mali, you will soon see the village of Tambaga at a crossroads. With its round huts covered with bast roofs and the expansive savannah landscape, it offers a picturesque sight for visitors. However, a sight not to be missed can only be found by turning onto the gravel road RN 22 in the village.
The largest village around the reservoir is called Manantali, after which the lake's dam is named. Many of the inhabitants of Manantali and the surrounding villages use the renewable electricity generated in the reservoir. Due to the large distances and sparse population, it is not practical to set up a wider electricity grid. Our solar containers are therefore also a sensible solution for electrifying the individual communities in this region.