In 2010, solar panels were installed on the west side of the orphanage. This is the side of the house with the classrooms and internet.
A solar panel battery lifespan is typically 7-10 years- so it makes sense that the batteries in these solar panels are worn down and not running to their full capacity after 11 years.
If you are unfamiliar with Haiti's power system, the city runs the power and shuts it on and off at different times throughout the day. The orphanage does own a generator, but the gas is extremely expensive and can cost hundreds of dollars a month to run. That is why solar panels are crucial because it ensures that we can have the reliable energy source that is needed to run our mentoring programs for the kids in Haiti.
The total cost for the project is $3,084. This includes 16 new batteries, a 10% installation fee, and replacement cables.
Help make a difference in the lives of not just the children in the orphanage, but over 70 children from the neighbhorhood who recieve mentoring sessions by donating today - even just $5 or $10 makes a difference!
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