Sustainability comes in many forms.
Horizon’s team in Zacapa, Guatemala has finished installing 99 solar panels to harness the sun’s energy. The road to the panels was a complex one, but two local companies teamed up for the installation to ensure its proper installation. That proper installation led to a number of other projects, including replacing the roof beneath the panels, running new wiring to the inverters, changing the breaker box, and changing to a bidirectional meter (an uphill battle to get the electrical utility to authorize and install) — quite a list, any way you look at it.
But all the technical verbiage leads to a simple conclusion: Casa de Esperanza will now produce 95% of its own electrical consumption.
It’s a big step toward total sustainability in the years ahead!
This project is part of the EmPOWER program, launched with our partners at Alternative Energy Development Group — our official sustainable energy partner. Thank you, AEDG, for your hard work and commitment to empowering children through reliable electricity and exposure to the energy marketplace.