Successful First Solar Suitcase Installation

We installed our first WeCareSolar suitcase at the Poste de Sante Dediender, about 10 minutes from the village of Santhiou Mame Gor, Senegal.  This clinic is heavily used and sometimes has doctors delivering babies by candlelight!  They were very excited to have the included super-bright LED lights and rechargeable headlamps for upcoming deliveries. 

Four students (Zack, Kyle, Long-Long, and August) helped with the installation.  Katarina Cusin and I worked together on training the staff how to use the unit.  Daouda Camara helped to translate the instructions to Wolof.  We couldn't drill into the roof due to suspected asbestos so we built a wood framework for the solar panels and attached everything to cinder blocks (which were already on the roof).  

 Check out the candle in the window!

Check out the candle in the window!

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