Light Up Haiti
Haiti, a country that enjoys the sun almost every day of the year, still faces energy challenges and struggles to obtain reliable access to the electric grid. ESW-IAC recognized the benefits of harnessing the power of the sun as a potential solution for the energy need that Haitians face. ESW-IAC began working with Sogexpress on the Klere Ayiti Project to provide a family in Haiti with portable, solar lighting kits. Each solar light kit has three lights, a solar panel, a rechargeable battery and an adapter for charging cell phones. Once charged, lights can be used in any room of the home or can even be carried outside the house. A group of Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical and Biomedical Engineers continue to immerse themselves in an exciting hands-on engineering experience by designing a prototype of a more affordable solar powered lamp. This project aims to educate the student body about the benefits of renewable energy while providing a sustainable solution to Haitians.