January 2011: Bringing hope to Haiti

As we reflect on the impact of last year’s earthquake in Haiti, we have an opportunity to be grateful for the generous donor and institutional support SELF has since received and the help we’re now able to provide. You’ll be pleased to know we will solar electrify five more clinics for Partners In Health (PIH) this year, bringing 129 kW of clean, renewable energy to help rebuild this devastated country.

In addition, we’re excited to announce that the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF) has committed up to $500K to SELF’s project with NRG Energy (NRG) in the Haitian Central Plateau commune of Boucan Carré. CBHF is focused on sustainable reconstruction efforts designed to promote job growth and economic opportunity, with the goal of enabling the Haitian people to chart their own successful future.

CBHF’s grant builds on SELF’s partnership with NRG, which last fall announced its $1 million commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative to bring renewable energy to Haiti. Working in Boucan Carré, where SELF already installed a 10 kW system at the PIH clinic, we’ll solar electrify a fish farm, 11 schools, several drip irrigation systems and other community services. This initiative will provide a model demonstrating the practical use of solar energy to enhance the health, education and economic well-being of rural Haitian communities.

SELF is also proud to have received a $1.5 million award from the Inter-American Development Bank to help the Haitian government solar electrify five community centers and provide solar street lighting for transition camps. Work has yet to begin, but we’re pleased to be planning these significant contributions now. Watch for progress reports in the year ahead.

Thanks to your support, at this very moment I’m on the ground in Boucan Carré with SELF’s engineers and our colleagues from NRG, assessing the sites and how these new installations will benefit the community for years to come.

 

 

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