Provide electricity to 500 students in Belize

Jan 2, 2012

Provide Electricity to 500 students in Belize (5)

First month operational power generation report
First month operational power generation report

In our last report, we noted that BRE completed the solar panel installation and checkout. After checkout, the system was powered down pending installation of a "smart meter" by the Belize Power company.

I am pleased to report that BEL completed smart-meter installation on Oct 28, and the system was powered on for routine electricity generation! The system has now been operational for two months, and we are in the process of analyzing our power bills to determine how much offset (against the total school power requirements) will be provided. In the next report, I will post our four month analysis, which should be enough data to close out this "Phase 1" project and begin a "Phase 2" project. 

The images included with this report document the project success over the last two months.

Because the system has independent micro-inverters, additional build-out can austensibly be done one panel at a time.Phase 2 will ramp up towards a maximum-potential offset as determined by a daylight-only (without any storage capacity at present) PVC system.

Once again, we are extremely excited to reach this point in our Phase 1 project, and are deeply thankful to our many supporters for making this possible on behalf of the children at Holy Cross Anglican School.

Nov/Dec solar-farm power generation stats
Nov/Dec solar-farm power generation stats
Baker Renewable Energy banner page: SUCCESS!
Baker Renewable Energy banner page: SUCCESS!

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John McHenry

Eden Prairie, MN United States

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