Longi, the world leader in solar technology, carried out through the Association for the Promotion of Renewable Energies (Asofer) and the Fundación 3Rs Sustainabilitya donation of 5.5kWp of Hi-MO 5m modules to the Gloria María Calcaño Polytechnicin order to improve and enhance the use of technology in the learning of the 326 students and 21 teachers, through the installation of a photovoltaic system on the campus.
The school is located in the municipality of Sánchez, Samana province, and presents some challenges due to constant power outages. The educational center, which has eight classrooms, six laboratories (three for computer science, two for accounting and one for science), an office area, a dining room and a multipurpose room, faces electrical blackouts that affect approximately 51% of the time of the day student, so their school activities and laboratory practices are frequently interrupted.
“The implementation of this project will help, to a great extent, to solve the problem of supplying electricity in the center, since it will provide electric autonomy to the science laboratory, using solar energy as raw material. In addition, it will serve to supply electricity to the center’s energy storage systems when the conventional energy service is absent. It will also be a base to progressively implement it throughout the campus”, mentioned José Antonio Aragonés, director of the Gloria María Calcaño Polytechnic.
Rodrigo Sotelo, Sales Utility Manager, mentioned that “Longi is an enthusiastic defender of social causes and is especially concerned with reducing the energy poverty through the implementation of solar technology, promoting quality education and contributing to the growth of the community. This donation fills us with pride and is one more step to consolidate the actions of the program Latam Green Future of the company, whose mission is to actively cooperate with the social, economic and environmental improvement of the Latin American communities in which it operates, within its ESG management”.
The president of Asofer, Marvin Fernández, indicated that one of the strategic axes of this new directive is to carry out actions that have a great social impact and produce a transformation in society. The energy It is synonymous with development and the best way to promote the Dominican Republic is through education.
“This action seems transformative in the education system. We create and promote strategic alliances between the public and private sectors to walk together towards sustainability. We are all aware of the risks of using fossil fuels and their impact on climate change. Migrating to the use of renewable energy in places that do not have guarantees of clean energy and that are a source of education for our students is, more than a beautiful and emotional act, an urgency. This initiative is a perfect example of how from the Foundation we visualize the transformation of our society for the well-being of all”, mentioned Ginny Heinsen, president of the 3Rs Sustainability Foundation.
Longi is committed every day to providing added and lasting value through its solar solutions, in order to bring clean energy to all corners of the world.