On the Ground in Haiti: Solar Prospects

haiti_2012_matt_clarinet_playerCEO Matt Petersen is in Haiti this week with President Clinton and members of The Clinton Foundation, where we are working on ways to bring solar power to our partners there. Matt publicly announced today that The SunPower Foundation has generously pledged to provide 100kw of solar PV to help power the schools and other community facilities we have been partnered with the past two years, since the devastating earthquake. The Clinton Foundation will work with Global Green to identify an additional partner and project in Haiti in the coming weeks, as well as other opportunities to expand the use of solar in the country.

haiti_2012_clinton_greetingGlobal Green's local partners, who are already designated to receive solar to provide clean energy for projects include: Cine Institute, Artists for Peace and Justice, Habitat for Humanity, and Heifer International. More here on our work in Haiti.

To help us with the delivery and installation of the solar donation, you can help raise funds or donate through Crowdrise or make a donation to Global Green through our website.

Added: the announcement from President Clinton on the week's trip and future commitments. Plus, more photos from the trip.