by Allison Archambault
The store is painted, and the Les Anglais community group, COREA, is laying plans for a grand opening on market day of next week. (Wednesday, July 7th) We’re still waiting on most of our solar PV products to clear customs, so the “Grand Opening” will focus on the benefits of clean and efficient cook stoves and on general education and outreach promoting both the Clean Energy Store (Magazen Enèji Pwòp in Creole) and the benefits of clean and efficient energy products.
Since the painting of the storefront, there has been a buzz in the town about when the store will open, so COREA members are anxious to move forward. The storefront painting features a solar panel, a Barefoot Power Firefly solar powered lamp, an overhead light, a battery, and a Réchaud Mirak (Miracle Stove.) I can’t decide whether I love the lamp or the Miracle Stove the most. Bob, the local artist who painted the store, is well known around town and has just finished an Obama mural at the local hotel.