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SolarCity: High Powered Solar Panels in Dumaguete

by Foundation University Vetted since 2012 Site Visit Verified
SolarCity: High Powered Solar Panels in Dumaguete

Summary

Aiming to reduce the carbon footprint and extensive environmental damage within the community, FoundationU spearheads an off-grid 300KW solar power facility that covers almost 5400 square meters. This project addresses the need for more reliable and clean energy sources in the City and promote solar power as a viable tool to address local environmental issues. This highlights the ever-changing scope of technology and the environment.

$95,000
total goal
$92,875
remaining
4
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years

Challenge

With rampant rotating electric brown-outs on the loop, the local community is at a race to address the pressing need of alternative and stable energy sources. Around 500 families within the area will be directly benefited from this project, and around 50 small-scale commercial establishments. With readily available sunlight, the power to harness is at sustainable levels. Economic activities will continue with the access to more energy sources, thus giving more life to this project.

Solution

Aside from maintaining the economic activities within the area, this project will help in solving the need for a more sustainable and clean energy alternative. This will initiate awareness on the many potentials of solar energy usage and influence neighboring communities to follow suit. The project aims to directly solve the need of continued energy source for schools and commercial establishments in the area- with close to 4000 people benefited.

Long-Term Impact

On a bigger scale, with readily available land and manpower, the project can be extended to other communities by connecting them on the grid. This will benefit another 5000 individuals- in the process helping energy suppliers have bigger outputs that can be supplied directly on the grid. This could potentially result to a lesser payment scheme on consumers. Electric brownouts will be a thing of the past.

Resources

http:/​/​foundationu.com

Organization Information

Foundation University

Location: Dumaguete, Negros Oriental - Philippines
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Dean Sinco
Dumaguete, Negros Oriental Philippines
$2,125 raised of $95,000 goal
 
4 donations
$92,875 to go
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