by Arthur Jaquiau-Chamski
In collaboration with the Ministry of Energy Security and Haitian manufacturer Magi-tech, EarthSpark recently installed seven low-cost, low-consumption streetlights to be powered by our pioneer Les Anglais micro-grid. In the next few months, these lights will help us ascertain how our micro-grids can be an effective support for high quality, cost-efficient street lighting solutions. This real-life test is part of efforts currently being carried out in Haiti to develop best practices in providing lighting and power solutions for small towns.
One thing is already sure: a few days after the installation, Les Anglais inhabitants are happy with these new lights, installed on one of the most travelled streets in town! Street lights at night definitely help life go on after nightfall, allowing everyday activities such as studying, walking in the street, pumping water… Overall a good incentive for EarthSpark and partners to push forward in their work to expand energy services in Les Anglais and other towns in Haiti through pre-pay micro-grids!