I am in the home stretch of #BikeTheSun in support of #SolarParaNinos. Yesterday, I biked from Hallie (WI) –where I had a great interview with the local newspaper (Chippewa Herald) and one of the television stations (WQOE) — all the way to Tomah. Depending on how the weather goes today and how my legs and body cooperate, I might make it all the way home to Madison yet today — just 110 miles left!!! Thanks to my wonderful Sister Cindy for the dinner and best B&B in the world (her home) in addition to niece extraordinaire, April, for the “Uber” services to and from Cindy’s B&B 🙂
Thanks so much for each of you that have supported (financially, socially, word-of-mouth…) this distributed solar install in Puerto Rico at the Hogar Alburgue Para Niños Jesus de Nazaret via the UW-Madison Chapter of Engineers without Borders. We are very, very close to securing enough funds via this fund-raising effort and corporate commitments for (1) electrical system code upgrades, (2) energy-efficient appliances, (3) structural assessment of the roof, (4) 35-kW of solar panels, and (5) the associated electrical equipment and controls. In the future, we will look towards the battery backup system and the possibility of net-metering via grid interconnection.
Hope that you have been following along the trip adventures and perspectives via SolarParaNinos.com, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other platforms. ON WISCONSIN and on #SolarParaNinos!