Carrefour is a western suburb of Port-au-Prince, the capital and largest city in Haiti. It is the location of Radio Lumiere's flagship station and office headquarters, located on a street named Cote Plage 18.
As is the norm, Radio Lumiere struggles to pay for electricity, which is unreliable at its best and non-existent at its worst. The station relies on a very large bank of 12 volt batteries and a generator to use as a backup. Fuel is expensive and depending on the socio-economic conditions at any given time, it can be hard to procure.
In an effort to provide more dependable and affordable energy, we are planning on installing a rooftop solar generated power system. With plenty of available room on the roof, we hope to install a large system that will provide dependable and consistent electricity and free Radio Lumiere of a recurring utility bill.
We are anticipating this project will consist of but not be limited to installation of rooftop solar panels, a DC wiring system, charge controller, inverter, transfer switching, a bank of batteries, and additional electrical components and systems. There may also be painting and carpentry work to be done also.
In addition we plan to see some other school and church venues associated with Radio Lumiere's parent overseer, the Mission Evangelical Baptist Church of South Haiti (MEBSH).
We are praying that we will be able to obtain sufficient funding to provide all of the components for a complete working solar power system, including storage batteries, and for the supporting electrical system also.
Would you like to join us? Let us know!