The recent earthquake, which has taken nearly ten of thousands lives in Haiti, has been one of the terrible disasters. The earthkuaqe has damaged also the infrastructure of the are, which is still without power.
US company Sol Inc. is rendering assistance to the Haiti earthquake disaster effort by donating solar powered lighting systems so that relief efforts can be provided during dark hours and to provide greater safety and security to those affected.
The solar lights will be used to light relief aid areas such as the triage, food distribution areas and along roadways leading into to Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. The company has also launched an initiative whereby people who donate a Tropical Solar Light System to the disaster relief efforts in Haiti, Sol Inc will make a matching donation of a second lighting system.
The Tropical Solar Light uses an ultra bright LEDs rated to 70,000 hours and include weather, corrosion and tamper proof security features for theft prevention, a critical feature now that looting is reported to be widespread in the area.
Using solar panels between 80 and 260 watts, it includes a battery backup for cloudy days with enough storage capacity for a minimum of 5 nights. Sol Inc says the Tropical Solar Light is easily installed and requires no scheduled maintenance for up to five years. An important feature for areas such as Haiti, which has also been ravaged by cyclones in the past, the TSL can withstand hurricane force winds.