Powering a Birthing Center in Haiti with Solar

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MamaBaby, a non-profit birthing center that provides free prenatal, birth, and postpartum services to expectant mothers in Haiti approached us requesting a feasibility study for a solar installation with batteries.

The birthing center was not tied to the grid. The entire facility was powered by a small gas generator. They could only afford to fire it up for 2 hours a day – just long enough to run the water pump to fill their roof-top water holding tank.

We started talking internally and with suppliers. Then one thing led to another, and a few months later we were involved in a full out effort to provide a battery / solar power system for the clinic.

Read the complete story here: Powering a Birthing Center in Haiti with Solar

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Born and raised in the midwest, Ryan went to school for art, film, & theatre, attending Purdue University, Oxford, and the University of Central Florida. He has a varied background, with experience working in graphic design, film, computer-aided drafting, website design & optimization, marketing, education, construction, carpentry, and solar PV. Ryan works for NATiVE, a leader in net zero energy construction, solar, rainwater collection, and other green energy-saving solutions for both commercial and residential. Ryan manages the NATiVE website, produces videos, graphics, and maintains NATiVE's digital presence. Build Smart. Build NATiVE. www.buildnative.com

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