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Security and service

November 19, 2014Martha Entwistle

JANJA, Rwanda—Northland Controls, a systems integrator based in Fremont, Calif., is helping to bring electricity to a part of Rwanda that is off the grid. It's also kickstarting a self-sustaining local business that will bring clean energy, jobs and opportunity to this community.Working with San Francisco-based Firelight Foundation, Inkoramutima, an association of local Rwanda business and community leader, and Dassy, a solar-power installation company, Northland is funding the installation...

Dassy, Firelight Foundation, Inkoramutima, Northland Controls, Rwanda


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Commercial

Northland Challenge: Security, service and globalization

November 19, 2014Martha Entwistle

Photo: After installing solar panels that will bring light to the Kivune Primary School in Janja, Rwanda, Northland challengers celebrate with school children and Janja community members.BUGIRI, Uganda—A look of concern crosses Northland Controls CEO Pierre Trapanese's face.There are nine people in four cars and we've stopped at the entrance to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, where every driver must sign a logbook before passing through. There were nine Northland Challenge vehicles ahead...

Amanda Hill, Bugiri, Firelight Foundation, Northland Challenge, Northland Controls, Pierre Trapanese, Ruhengeri, Rwanda, Sebastian Ross, Uganda


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On The Editor's Desk

The Northland Challenge: Security, service and globalization

October 15, 2014Martha Entwistle

UPDATED: Oct. 17, 2014 Security, service and globalization. This is my last blog post from Maine for a little over a week. Tomorrow I'm boarding a bus, a plane and another plane on the way to Entebbe, Uganda, where I'll join 27 others in the Northland Challenge—23 employees of Northland Controls and 5 others, like me, who work in the industry in other roles. Northland Controls is a global systems integration company that I've written about many times. Here's a link to their home page. And here's...

Firelight Foundation, Northland Challenge, Northland Control Systems


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