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Upcoming Projects


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Sponsored Project: Harnessing the power of the sun for an orphanage in Mexico with IGS

In August 2018, ten employees from IGS Energy will travel with GRID Alternatives' International Program to Casa de la Esperanza orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico, to install a grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) system. Harnessing the power of the sun, the orphanage will be able to generate their own clean energy, significantly reducing their electric bill, and directly increasing their savings capacity. The new PV system will save Casa de la Esperanza up to $400 a month on electricity costs, allowing them to unlock new opportunities for the children and young adults that live there. Learn more.

Dates: August 18-26, 2018
Location: Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
This project is sponsored by IGS. Participation is not open to the public.

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Sponsored Project: Solar power for Door of Faith Orphanage in La Misión, Baja California, México with IGS

In September 2018, ten employees from IGS Energy will travel with GRID Alternatives' International Program to Door of Faith orphanage to install a 30kW grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) system, significantly reducing energy bills and directly increasing their savings capacity so the orphanage can continue to serve children and families from nearby communities in need. Learn More

Dates: September 8-16, 2018
Location: La Misión, Ensenada, México
This project is sponsored by IGS. Participation is not open to the public.

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Sponsored Project: Community micro-grid in Chatang, Nuwakot, Nepal with Northland Controls

In October 2018, employees from Northland Controls will travel with GRID to Chatang, in the Nuwakot District of central Nepal. Despite neighboring the capital district of Kathmandu, the region is not as developed and lacks essential infrastructure, like access to the electric grid. The remote community is at least 3 hours walking from the nearest road. Sources of energy for lighting and cooking include flashlights and kerosene oil lamps, which are expensive and unreliable. A micro-grid is a better option to power the community, providing energy for basic needs and essential infrastructure, such as lighting, communication, healthcare, and local revenue generation. Additionally, a solar micro-grid has potential to create employment opportunities for local residents and catalyze the area as a small market center for travelers along the popular Goshaikunda trekking route. Learn more.

Dates: October 10-12, 2018
Location: Chatang, Nuwakot, Nepal
This project is sponsored by Northland Controls. Participation is not open to the public.

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Solar power for the Kumeyaay community in Juntas de Neji, Baja California, México

Located in the municipality of Tecate, Juntas de Neji is the northernmost indigenous community in Baja California, México that sprawls across 11,590 hectares of land. Although Juntas de Neji is relatively close to larger towns like Tecate and Tijuana, grid electricity has never been extended to the community.  Most families in the community recently received new 500 square foot homes to reduce overcrowding, but the homes still have no potable water or electricity, even though the new homes have a tank for water on the roof and are wired as if they were electrified. Learn More

Dates: November 8-11, 2018
Location: Tecate, Baja California, México.
This project is part of GRID's local corporate volunteerism and workforce development initiative in México. Participation is not open to the public.

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