The Future is Bright with Solar!
by Ann Owen, PEC member and SUS board member
Connections were made on so many levels recently when Solar Under the Sun (SUS) supporters from three U.S states partnered with many others in the country to help light up several small communities in southwestern Honduras. At the end of the installation week,14 families in the beautiful, coffee-covered mountains near Comayagua now have clean, sustainable power in their homes for the first time!
SUS has a covenant with the rural communities of El Horno, El Sute, and Agua Zarca, to install smaller one-panel 12V systems (the "FS-12" system) in 76 homes in the area. To install these systems, graduates of SUS Solar Schools from several Presbyterian churches, Spring Hill-Mobile (AL), Second-Little Rock (AR), Broadmoor-Shreveport (LA), and First-Jacksonville (FL), traveled together to Honduras February 20-28.
This was the third trip for this pilot “SUS Initiating Partner” project. The first survey trip was in June 2016, and since the first installation trip in January 2017, 38 homes have been completed. Nine other homes in Las Glorias, Honduras were installed several years ago.
Solar Under the Sun, which began in 2009 and initially retrofitted with solar water purification systems, is lighting the way in many new ways - and you can be a part of it.
Please visit www.solarunderthesun.org to learn more about how you can support this wonderful mission or to register for the next open biannual Solar School on Oct 11-14 at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center near Little Rock, Arkansas!