Bringing Power to the People
Energy inequality around the world costs lives and livelihoods every day. Renewable solar energy is an incredible resource that can make a difference around the world, especially in smaller, often remote communities with little funding and resources.
Many people in the Dominican Republic live and work in villages on sugar cane plantations. These villages are densely populated and often have very little infrastructure and few resources. Only recently have schools been required in these rural areas, but there is no regulation for the educational system set up, and students are often just packed into small buildings with a few resources to work with.
ARP Solar installed a 30kW solar power system on a new school, funded by SonLight Power, to serve a large region with many plantation villages. Now over a hundred students can get transportation to school, rain or shine, and receive education in a specious building powered by the sun.