Solar Power

Solar panel in front of thatch home

Plenty Belize has a long history of working with appropriate technologies, including Solar Power. For example, the primary school in the village of San Jose has a 300W photovoltaic system that they have been using since 2003 to provide lights in 5 classrooms and the large meeting room, to run a tv and dvd player, and to run 4 computers — courtesy of Plenty Belize. Recently we have teamed up with Maya Mountain Research Farm and Solar Energy International to offer training courses on Solar Power Installation and Maintenance. We installed solar water pumping to schools in the villages of Conejo and Pueblo Viejo in 2007. We assisted one of our partner organizations, Sarstoon-Temash Institute for Indigenous Management (SATIIM), with solar power for ranger stations in the two remote villages of Crique Sarco and Graham Creek, and plan to continue our work in promoting this renewable and appropriate technology.

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