New living quarters; site of Phase 4 solar
I just returned from a great trip to Belize, where construction on the housing for professional(s) that will assist our school to improve its counseling and social work resources for children and their families is making great progress (see pictures). The roof of this new on-campus structure will house the new Phase 4 solar panel system. Already, a new electrical service meter and breaker box have been installed, and most of the interior wiring has been run. While in Belize, I also met w/ our local provider, Solar Energy Solutions Belize (SESB), to get an update on the Public Utilities Commission grid-tied auction as well as to discuss their role in our Phase 4 installation.
In addition to SESB, our faithful partners at Baker Renewable Energy have graciously offered to donate substantial hardware to the overall Phase 4 solution. Because construction on the house is making such great progress, I believe we will be ready to develop a final list of materials (1) that will be shipped by Baker; and (2) that will be provided in-country by SESB in the August/September 2019 time frame. I hope to be able to confirm this with my next quarterly report. We expect the roof of the new building to be ready for solar panel installation about this time as well.
Unfortunately, but not unexpectedly, PUC and BEL are moving very slowly on the auction registration process. With elections scheduled for next year, there is concern that this may be no more than political manuveuring, but we are still hopeful and shall continue to inquire on a timely basis.
Again, we extend our utmost thanks to you for your continued support and we look forward to our exciting next steps in our Phase 4 deployment plan.
Warm regards, John
Phase 4 location looking toward the south
New electrical service at Phase 4 location
volunteers work on Phase 4 site construction
Volunteer and staff examine existing solar
just some of the 500 children that attend school