OfC’s Maranatha School – completed (thanks to so many of you!) in 2015 – now has solar electricity.
United Technologies Aerospace Systems (UTAS, Windsor Locks, CT) provided OfC with a grant, specialized equipment, lots of helping hands and hard work so that teachers and students can have lights and fans. More importantly, the School now will be able to support computer training, sewing classes and evening activities.
OfC supporter, Marty Ross, was instrumental in envisioning the project, and working with coworkers at UTAS, won the competitive grant to sponsor the solar electric project. Marty and OfC president Doug Albertson lead a team in Les Cayes in late January/early February to install the solar electric system.
The installation went without a hitch. Wilbert Eliscar – OfC’s Lekòl Dete Director and American University of Les Cayes engineering student orchestrated all stages of the installation: arranging for custom frames to be built for the panels, pouring concrete footings to hold them in place, hoisting the panels onto roof, mounting the charge controller and inverter inside the office, and connecting all of the components. Everything was done in just a couple of days!
Please check out the video from UTAS:
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