Phase 1 Report – Community Entrepreneur Based Electricity Generation in Rural Haiti

July 21, 2011 | 12:38 am

SUMMARY The Community Solutions Initiative (CSI) of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and The Sirona Cares Foundation (SCF) developed the Sunblazer Solar Battery Charging Station and a sustainable business model to support the long term operation of these stations. In technical and business planning since late 2009, the project’s first construction funds … Continue reading Phase 1 Report – Community Entrepreneur Based Electricity Generation in Rural Haiti

SIRONA-HAITI SOLAR ELECTRICITY DEPLOYMENT PLAN AND PROJECT STATUS

February 28, 2011 | 4:00 am

Attached is a presentation by Paul Lacourciere who developed the on-the-ground business model that we are using for Haiti. Also two new important sources of info just came up. One is a web article in the IEEE Power and Energy Society online newsletter; the second is a Youtube clip just posted by Michelle Lacourciere who … Continue reading SIRONA-HAITI SOLAR ELECTRICITY DEPLOYMENT PLAN AND PROJECT STATUS

Economist article on energy in developing nations

February 9, 2011 | 6:04 pm

Although a bit dated, the Sept 2, 2010 Economist article: “Energy in the developing world” reinforces the messages of Community Solutions Initiative. http://www.economist.com/node/16909923 The article stated that lighting for a rural home, through low cost LEDs, is less than $25.  The prototype LED flashlights we have built are quite inexpensive, less than $5 for a 4 … Continue reading Economist article on energy in developing nations