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NRG Partners with DigitalKap to Bring Solar Power to Haitian Non-Profits, GHESKIO and SOIL
“Electrification” of new solar arrays provides clean, reliable power
GHESKIO is an outstanding example of community-based health care.
Developed in response to the AIDS epidemic that began in the 1980’s,
GHESKIO’s services have expanded to meet the health care needs of
Haiti’s most vulnerable. “We have huge needs for electrical power. We
have a 400 KW power generator running all day to support the entire
complex. However, it reached its limits and the new
SOIL works to promote use of ecological sanitation (EcoSan), a process
by which human wastes are converted into valuable compost. “SOIL is
incredibly grateful for the beautiful solar panels that power our office
and compost site in Cap-Haïtien,
The rooftop solar arrays were funded by NRG Global Giving, designed by DigitalKap and installed by an all Haitian crew that had worked closely with NRG’s technical teams on past installations so that both organizations could benefit from a sharing of best practices and knowledge transfer.
“We have evolved NRG’s philosophy on giving to go beyond charitable
donations, which can hinder local businesses ability to compete,” said
NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the
strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive electric
generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune
200 company, NRG creates value through best in class operations,
reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform
serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity
customers, large and small, we continually innovate, embrace and
implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy. We
aim to be pioneers in developing smarter energy choices and delivering
exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost 3
million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.
More information is available at www.nrg.com.
DigitalKap is a Haitian owned company that has been in operation for
over 4 years. During this time, DigitalKap has provided high-quality
solar system installations and maintenance on more than 100 solar
systems for homeowners, business, schools, non-profits and government
organizations. As a proven solar provider, DigitalKap has been a leader
in best practices for new solar installations, updating of existing
solar systems, solar street lighting, solar water pumping, cleaning,
maintenance, operations checks and renewable energy and system use
The mission of Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL) is to promote dignity, health, and sustainable livelihoods through the transformation of wastes into resources. We achieve this through developing social business models around ecological sanitation (EcoSan), a process in which nutrients from human wastes return to the soil rather than polluting fresh water resources.
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Marijke Shugrue, 609-524-5262
Kevin Cole, 609-524-4526
Lindsey Puchyr, 609-524-4527
Patrick Eugene, +509-4735-7925