In October 2020, GRID staff and partner Gecko Solar installed a 20kW roof-mounted solar system at Casa Hogar Sion in Tijuana, Mexico in October 2020. The solar system will power approximately 90% of the orphanage’s electricity needs with clean, renewable solar energy. View photos of this project here.
Casa Hogar Sion is part of a network of private orphanages in Northern Baja California, Mexico supported by our partner Corazón de Vida. In Northern Baja California alone, over 6,000 children live on the streets or under dangerous or abusive situations, and thousands more live in extreme poverty. Mexico currently does not have foster care or welfare programs, and these private orphanages give hundreds of children security, nutrition, shelter and access to higher education that they might otherwise never receive.
Thanks to the project sponsors, IGS Energy, Flex Foundation, Get Charged Up and Corazon de Vida for supporting this project. Support from other organizations and companies is critical to enabling GRID to make renewable energy technology accessible to underserved communities. Help us unlock new opportunities for people in Baja California, México. Learn more about becoming a corporate sponsor for our international projects.