Solar lighting is an efficient and inexpensive solution for rural buildings that need to function in the dark. Solar panels convert sunlight into electricity, which can then be stored in batteries. If there are power outages in the grid, the batteries can be turned on to ensure no drop in lighting.
Depending on the need, Ummah Welfare Trust installs solar panels for schools, masjids, clinics and rural homes.
A proper electricity supply allows madrassahs to run evening classes and masjids to hold Isha and Fajr prayers unimpeded. The stored electricity from the solar panels also allows them to have fans during summers and heaters during winters.