Developing Solar Repair Manuals

The Solar Recycling Incubator will build the capacity for repairing solar products by making online manuals available and supporting technical training programs in Malawi.

The Incubator is partnering with iFixit (http://ifixit.org/), a global community of people helping each other repair things. Ifixit believes that products should be easy to disassemble and repair and that all products should have publicly available repair manuals.

Ifixit teaches people to write their own repair manuals and currently works with U.S. engineering students to write repair manuals for a wide range of products that don’t initially come with manuals. This year, ifixit and SVTC will work with engineering students to write repair manuals for three widely used off-grid solar products.

Stay tuned for updates on the solar product repair manuals—we’ll let you know when we post them online and distribute them in Africa.