SolarCity’s GivePower Foundation recently launched a global program to support the development of minigrids for communities in need. These new solar-powered grids will power efforts in education, water, health, food security, economic development, telecommunications, and conservation. The first of these minigrids has already been installed at Virunga National Park, Africa’s oldest national park, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Essential tools to protect the park’s wildlife will be powered by solar energy, and remote areas of the park will now have access to clean, reliable power. The GivePower Foundation is a non-profit organization that uses clean energy technologies to bring services to the developing world and donates a solar power system and battery to a school without electricity for every megawatt of solar power installed in 2016. Read more from SolarCity here.