Traveling in Haiti
Planning out the rooftop system
Install Day 2
We spent most of the day installing the inverter, batteries, and interconnecting into the electrical system. Since we started the project, the hospital did manage to connect to the grid, but the grid is typically available about 2-10 hours a day and its operation is completely unpredictable.
Install Day 3
Most of the third day was spent installing the solar array. A box of parts went missing somewhere between Austin and Haiti, and it took us a few days to scrounge for suitable replacement parts, but by day 3 we were ready to get the solar installed!
Install Day 4
Power on! We spent the day testing different power scenarios to make sure that the system would operate properly. We also trained the local workers on how the system operates.
Install Day 5-6
We budgeted an entire week to do this project since we did not know what to expect. Luckily we had a couple days to see some of the Haitian sights. What a beautiful country.
We had an incredible experience in Haiti. I again want to thank all those donors that made this adventure possible. We were very impressed with the work that Mamababy is doing in Haiti. There were about 30 births at the clinic while we were there. Now, they will at least have reliable power day and night to continue to care for the expectant families of Cap Haitien and Vaudreuil.