Solar energy for Haiti
The use of fossil fuels is becoming less common and not only in industrialised countries. Conversion to regenerative energy sources is an absolute necessity in view of the climate change. Especially in many economically poor and crisis-ridden countries, supplying solar power would be easy because solar radiation is very high in many cases.
The initiative’s first project is the installation of a solar system in the camp on Haiti, which is managed by Sean Penn. Sharp is financing the plant as well as installing and commissioning it. Having a power supply can solve acute problems here, for instance, by providing an electricity supply to hospitals, and at the same time create long-term sources of income.
However, financing opportunities for the installation of solar systems are rarely available. This is where Sun and Stars comes in: The initiative brokers ‘energy partnerships’ between solar and other clean energy companies (“Suns”) as well as project sponsors in crisis and development regions to support them in generating renewable energy.
The launch of the solar power project for Haiti is intended to be the prelude for further similar projects.