Earthspark Works to Recover From Hurricane Matthew

Published: Oct. 7, 2016

By EarthSpark

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EarthSpark International’s work in Les Anglais was significantly disrupted by Hurricane Matthew’s impact. Approximately 90 people were killed in the storm, and many more lost their homes. The grid itself fared comparatively well, but since most of the customers connected to it lost their homes, the distribution system will need to be completely reconstructed once new homes are built.

EarthSpark is hard at work preparing to power these homes and local businesses again once the community rebuilds. You can read more about their experiences during and after Hurricane Matthew at their blog.

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While EarthSpark International’s work in Les Anglais was significantly disrupted by Hurricane Matthew, they will be ready to once again power the community when rebuilding efforts are completed.

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EarthSpark International has built a 93 kW, solar-powered microgrid in the small town of Les Anglais, Haiti, which supplies clean, reliable power to approximately 2,000 people. They plan to build 80 more microgrids in the next five years, bringing affordable, clean power to over 200,000 people.