Solar energy is changing lives. In Haiti, where a devastating earthquake shook the region two short years ago, electricity is a luxury many do not know. In some cases, the electrical grid does not reach rural areas of Haiti. In other areas of this region, electrical power is unpredictable, and often powers homes and schools for only four short hours a day.
NRG Energy recently donated a $1 million commitment through the Clinton Global Initiative. Together, with Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF), they have been building solar panel systems throughout areas in Haiti. In areas like Boucan Carre, solar panel systems are being used to power fishing farms, where 1 million pounds of fish are now being farmed in order to guarantee economic stability for the region. In other areas, like the Bon Berger School, solar panel systems have been installed to help school children take advantage of full school days.
NRG has long been committed to changing how people use energy. They have been at the forefront of some of the largest solar panel installations, as well as innovations in electrical cars and greenhouse gas reduction. You can follow the latest NRG news via their Twitter account @nrgenergy. Be sure to watch this moving video on how NRG and the Clinton Global Initiative have been changing lives in Haiti.