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 Currently, boats transport burned trees charcoals to Port-Au-Prince further destroying Haiti's lush tree forests.

Thomas Tripp, Owner of Big Frog Mountain Solar Energy and AHF Electrician, Herman Devereaux.

Solar panels attached to the roof of the school provide 22-24 hours of energy per day using Haiti's abundant sunshine and wind.

 

Haiti is plagued by catastrophic floods and mudslides due to deforestation of the indigenous trees.   People cut down trees and burn the lumber into charcoal which is then shipped to Port-Au-Prince to be sold in the markets for people to use as energy for cooking their daily meals. This is the dominant fuel used in everyday life. Unfortunately, this cycle has destroyed much of Haiti's native forests. Rains from recent hurricanes have caused massive flooding and great loss of life.

To promote change and sustainable energy the American Haitian Foundation teamed up with Big Frog Mountain Solar Energy Company to provide an alternative energy source for the school. The project is complete with solar panels and a wind turbine atop the school. The school now has electricity 22-24 hrs. each day and all is free because of the abundant sunshine and wind in Haiti. This new form of power has opened doors of success for the students and a sustainable future for the facility. Thanks to the generosity of Big Frog Mountain, the equipment was donated at cost. This project is now benefiting nearly 1,000 students as they continue their work on the energy and green initiative.

 

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