Solar Aid to Victims of Earthquake in Haiti

Posted on January 19, 2010. Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , , |

Image from Christian Science Monitor

As aid workers and volunteers scramble to help Haiti recover from the devastating earthquake that hit the country last week, Environmental Leader reports on several companies are donating solar supplies to help the effort. Sol, a solar lighting provider, is working with its suppliers to bring over $400,000 worth of solar powered lighting to hospitals and clinics that will allow them to extend the hours they can treat patients after the sun goes down.

See the news report about Sol’s efforts in Haiti.

To help improve communications, Digicel and Intivation are donating 1, 000 solar powered phones the recovery effort. Intivation’s solar phone can operate completely on solar power when it is not possible to reach another electricity source. Digicel, a cellular service provider in the Carribbean, is also granting credits to users in Haiti to help them communicate during this difficult time.

Both the solar lighting technology and the solar cell phones will help relieve the stress on Haiti’s electricity grid which has experienced severe power shortages as a result of the earthquake.

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