International Impact Stories

Thank you to Max Rodgers, our guest writer, who participated on an international trip in March 2023 to install solar panels in a local community in Nicaragua. In this essay, he shares some of his experiences from the trip and the lasting memories, joy, and impact that he holds closely. If you are interested in traveling with GRID Alternatives on a similar trip, please visit this page to get more information on future opportunities.
With the installation of a 15.75kW ground-mounted solar microgrid in the village of Dhapsung, Nepal, community members regained access to electricity after the earthquake destroyed their community's hydroelectric plant. The microgird provides reliable electricity to 42 households in the village, the elementary school, small businesses and street lighting. Positive outcomes were seen in the community in the areas of health and safety, education, economic development and quality of life.