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The story of the GivePower Foundation starts in 2010, in the aftermath of the massive Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In an area still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina several years earlier, the spill severely hampered the local seafood industry and put a lot of people out of work.
When two earthquakes recently hit Nepal, a small group of local solar companies and others quickly coalesced to help. After food and shelter, electricity for lighting and mobile phone charging are critical needs in such situations. Mobile phones can help villagers reunite with family and reach out for relief supplies.
David Reichbaum is the Program Manager for the GivePower Foundation, SolarCity’s non-profit organization committed to bringing light to schools in need. Here, David recounts his recent trip with GivePower.Solar Citizens
In case you missed the last post on our recent trip – SolarCity’s nonprofit organization, the GivePower Foundation, embarked on its first official international project, installing an off-grid photovoltaic solar system on a school without electricity in Nicaragua. This video tells the story.
Earlier this month, SolarCity colleagues from across the country traveled by plane, truck and boat to meet at the tiny fishing village of El Islote in Nicaragua.
SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive (far left), and CRO and Give Power Foundation President Hayes Barnard (far right), work with the team in Nicaragua on Give Power’s maiden project. This week we’re launching the GivePower Foundation, our non-profit foundation dedicated to making clean energy affordable and accessible to those who need it most.