Solar Powered Schools, Health Clinics, and Government Buildings in the Developing World
Global Solace Inc. (GSI) is a Maryland USA based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to bring reliable and renewable sources of energy to the schools and health clinics of some two billion people living in energy poverty in the developing world. Established in 2009, GSI aims to improve the lives of individuals and communities through the implementation of sustainable renewable energy systems plus internet connected computer networks, thereby increasing access to education, health, and social services.
GSI has successfully installed four solar PV systems in the city of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico and because they survived and provided electricity after the recent hurricanes, the city has requested two more. We are currently fund raising toward a February 2023 installation date for systems situated on a Government Emergency Distribution Center and an Elder Care facility providing regular and emergency food distribution. The fund-raising goal is $25,000.
GSI has completed a project with the US Department of State to design solar PV systems with battery storage for four US embassies in the Pacific at Koror, Palau; Apia, Samoa; Majuro, Marshall Islands and Kolonia, Micronesia. The Koror, Palau embassy is the first US embassy to be 100% electrical energy independent powered by solar PV. Note that the article mentions the next three net zero embassies also designed by GSI.
In addition, GSI has provided on-site assistance to the University of Maryland “Engineers Without Borders” group with two installations in Ghana and visited Tanzania and designed 20 rural health care systems.
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What We Do: GSI works closely with identified communities to install renewable energy systems and computer networks in schools, medical buildings, community centers, and more.
Donate: You may make a tax deductible gift to a specific project, product development effort, or place a donation in another person’s name. No donation is too small to help the effort.
Volunteer: We need educators and health care workers to help computerize our schools and health clinics as well as volunteers in other business areas such as construction, development, engineering, and IT.
Consulting: GSI responds to Requests for Proposals from governments, companies, and non-governmental organizations for the design and/or implementation of solar renewable energy systems.