The training workshop in Florida turned out really well. We had over 20 participants, which is alot more than we expected, especially considering the invites went out by word of mouth and a few emails. We had the group split up into three teams and they each rotated through a station for building the control board, putting together the batteries, and assembling the solar panels. At the end, we brought everyone together for commissioning the system (fancy word for turning it on). There was much excitement when they saw the solar system that they had built running a fan. I even heard a lady point to the wires that she and another woman had installed and exclaim that they had done that :) That equipment will be shipped down to an orphanage in Haiti. Some of them may even go to see the final installation. But they all had a hand in building it, which I know is a great feeling.
Thanks Craig and Allen for the photos. More are posted on the Spanish River Church site here.
Welp, I'm headed to Florida. Allen and I are teaching a SLP solar workshop at Spanish River Church near Fort Lauderdale. We will be building and showing them how to install a small system that they will take to an orphanage in Haiti. We also get to visit with some missionaries from a couple previous Haiti trips. While there, I will be staying with a Honduran family. So that's cool. :-) I'll be back home on Sunday.
Here are a couple more pics from our last trip to Haiti. These photos are from the 3rd and 4th locations. We installed two systems in Montrouis with LCM (Life Connection Mission) and one system in Titanyen with JiH (Jesus in Haiti).
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