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Believing Jesus Christ is the Light of the world, we envision a reality where every person on the planet has access to clean, sustainable, life-changing energy.

Latest News: The Future is Bright with Solar!

The Future is Bright with Solar!

By Ann Owen, SUS Board Member

Connections were made on so many levels recently when SUS supporters from three U.S states partnered with many others in country on February 20-28 to continue lighting up several small communities in southwestern Honduras.  As a result, many more families in the beautiful, coffee-covered mountains near Comayagua now have clean, sustainable power in their homes for the first time – transforming their lives in significant ways.

Arquimidez was one of the 14 homeowners that had solar installed during this SUS trip. As is required by the SUS covenant, Arquimidez made a financial investment in his system, but he also contributed a great deal of sweat equity during the week, helping with many others’ installations. He was a joy to work with, and helped many on the trip expand their Spanish terminology (martillo = hammer), while enhancing his own English vocabulary in the process!

Elida was another amazing member of the Honduran team, and her grandmother’s home was the first solar installation this trip. Elida, who had participated in previous SUS installation trips to El Horno, El Sute, and Agua Zarca, assisted with many of the other homes in February. To help install the solar systems this trip, leader Megan Rubio, of Spring Hill Presbyterian-Mobile, was joined by graduates of SUS Solar Schools from several Presbyterian churches: Second-Little Rock, Broadmoor-Shreveport, and First-Jacksonville.

SUS has a covenant with these three Honduran communities to install smaller one-panel 12V systems (the "FS-12" system) in 76 homes in the area. This was the third trip for this pilot SUS Initiating Partner project. The first survey trip was in June 2016, and since the first installation trip in January 2017, 38 homes have been completed.  Nine other homes in Las Glorias, Honduras were installed several years ago.

Solar Under the Sun is lighting the way and you can be a part of it!  Please visit www.solarunderthesun.org to learn more about how you can support this wonderful mission or to register for the next Solar School on May 3-6 at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center!

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