The first expedition took place in September 2006. The team, led by Reader Dr Graham Ault and Researchers Bob Currie and Michael Dolan, raised funds, sourced equipment and designed solar power systems before travelling to the Central River Region in Gambia to install them. With the help of GamSolar, a Gambian solar energy business, the team installed DC lighting and AC power to Sambel Kunda Lower Basic School, and provided DC lighting and power, to run a medical fridge in the Alexander Edwards Health Clinic in Sambel Kunda. The team also instigated the installation of a telecommunications link in Sambel Kunda village providing a telephone and internet connection to the Lower Basic School.
The following table lists achievements through out each year's expedition.
two solar installations and medical fridge in the clinic at Horse & Donkey Veterinary Lab.
|2008||three solar installations in Sinchu Gunho and Kudang.|
|2009||two solar installations in Mamud Fana and Bantanto.|