Project #5710

Provide electricity to 500 students in Belize

by Holy Cross Education Foundation
Apr 15, 2013

Solar Phase 2 well underway!!

Applying white reflective coat paint (1)
Applying white reflective coat paint (1)

Our most recent site visit to Holy Cross Anglican School was completed a week ago. During that visit, Board Member John McHenry and volunteers including two from Baker Renewable Energy surveyed the school for location and upgrades needed to support the second 24-panel solar array. It was determined that the array can most efficiently be positioned on a flat surface (to be constructed) near the middle of the two interconnected rooves on the lower main portion of the building. Further, an upgrade to the meter on that building will be needed to support bi-directional power flow when the array is installed. The volunteers also completed applying 8 buckets of white reflective coat paint on previously rust-colored corrugated sheet metal roofing... this will enable interior classroom cooling of up to 5-8 degrees which will improve the educational environment for many teachers and students -- since none of the classrooms are air conditioned. Our fund-raising for Phase 2 is going well -- with much thanks to our phenomenal supporters. Know that we could not do this without you. But we still need approximately $14K to complete Phase 2. Our target dates for Phase 2 are as follows: (1) complete all fund-raising for Phase 2 solar by July 1, 2013; (2) formally sign the contract with Baker Renewable Energy over the summer; (3) procure all solar panels and peripheral equipment in the fall; including upgrade of meter and materials for the array platform; (4) ship materials near the end of the year; (5) take delivery of the materials in Belize City in January or February of 2014; (6) complete solar panel installation and checkout in March or April of 2014. I have attached a few pictures of our latest site visit. Again, thank you so much for contributing to this worthwhile project!

Applying white reflective coat paint (3)
Applying white reflective coat paint (3)
Baker Renewable donating time at HCAS: THANKS guys
Baker Renewable donating time at HCAS: THANKS guys

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Holy Cross Education Foundation

Location: Eden Prairie, MN - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
John McHenry
Eden Prairie, MN United States

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