SPARC (Solar Powered Access to Raspberry Computing)

We use solar-powered, Raspberry Pi computers and offline digital educational materials (no internet required). Thanks to the innovative Raspberry Pi’s energy efficiency, affordability, and open-source philosophy, it is the ideal vehicle for addressing Powering Potential’s sustainability goal.

For the SPARC program, we install:


  • Five Raspberry Pi computers
  • Three servers (loaded with educational content)
  • Computer network equipment
  • Two 85-watt panels, three 108Ah batteries
  • A 15 amp charge controller
  • A 350 watt inverter
  • A lightning arrester system


The SPARC program includes a Pi-oneer and a three week Training Workshop.

Schools with SPARC include

  1. Nanenane Secondary School in Morogoro Tanzania
  2. Rigicha Secondary School, Serengeti – Mara
  3. Slahhamo Secondary School, Karatu District in Arusha Region
  4. Lake Natron at Ngorongoro District in Arusha Region