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Mayan Power and Light

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Aug 15, 2017

Spotlight on Rosi, co-owner of SEA solar

Rosie and Debora tackle their publicity project
Rosie and Debora tackle their publicity project

Remember how SEA was formed as Mayan Power and Light’s first solar social business? Rosi does. She has been co-owner of SEA since 2013. She has been learning and serving ever since.

Rosi is 38 yearl-old single woman. She lives with her brothers and sisters outside Quetzaltenango, Guatemala’s second largest city.

Before starting-up Soluciones Energeticas Apropiadas, Rosi managed up to 30 women weavers, setting designs, selecting threads and ensuring quality output. This was a family business, shared amongst several brothers and sisters.

With the help of ATC, she started-up her solar company with her brother Jose (solar technician) and Debora (Accounting) and Natalia (Sales). Rosi says she loves selling solar power because she is concerned about the environment and wants to help people afford clean energy.

Rosi became recognized as an excellent customer service communicator. Trained by her brother in solar technology, she took the lead managing the shop and welcoming client inquiries. She supported rural solar saleswomen with logistics to receive solar products in isolated towns.

After two years, she took her first computer class and began managing SEA's publicity on Facebook. Now she’s taking a web design course to up-the-ante on their graphics and online presence in their website.

Now Rosi and the SEA team are delving into providing grid-tied solar power solutions, enabling urban homes and businesses to invest in clean energy. Specializing in grid-tied solar open up urban clients with the promise of energy savings and ecological living in cities.

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