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Andy Bogdan Bindea trying to bring clean energy to Haiti

Andy Bogdan Bindea trying to bring clean energy to Haiti

Here is a picture of Romanian native Andy Bogdan Bindea as he is talking to several women in Haiti who were in the process of selling charcoal, He is in the process of bringing clean energy to Haiti with the help of his solar-power company. He has designed and installed solar-power systems in the D.C. region and Haiti.

Now he has a 10-year plan to bring affordable, renewable energy to two and a half million people in Haiti.

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Deputy Gracia Delva accused of stealing Generators

Deputy Gracia Delva accused of stealing Generators

Here is a picture of Kompas singer and Deputy of Marchand-Dessalines, Gracia Delva who was accused of stealing two Generators.

Gracia Delva is a singer, Konpa maestro, actor, former MP, better known by his stage name as singer Gracia Delva Marchand-Dessalines. He is the Deputy of Marchand Dessalines (Artibonite) under Haitian Tet Kale (PHTK) banner who won the August 9, 2015 election with a 61.06% margin. According to Radio Scoop FM News on April 11, 2016, the people of Marchand-Dessalines have accused him of stealing two generators which the Martelly administration had provided to distribute generated power to the people of Dessalines. Such an accusation came when the people of the commune took the street to protest the ongoing blackout in the city. They accused him of literally stealing two generator sets for his own benefit while leaving the city in complete darkness. 'Dessalines' or sometimes it is called as 'Marchand-Dessalines', is a commune in the Artibonite department of Haiti, named after Jean-Jacques Dessalines.

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Klere Ayiti or Light Up Haiti solar light kit

Klere Ayiti or Light Up Haiti solar light kit

Here is a picture of the new light kit developed by Sogexpress, Arc Finance and Western Union, Klere Ayiti or Light Up Haiti.

In Haiti, only 12.5% of the population has access to electricity, however, the official sources estimate that around 25% of the populations have irregular connection, unreliable access to the electric grid. The most of its generation infrastructure is very old and costly to maintain and operate. According to the USAID, Haiti's power sector is one of the weakest in the Western Hemisphere. 'Klere Ayiti' is a two-year effort between the Haitian money transfer company Sogexpress and Arc Finance with support from Western Union. 'Klere Ayiti' is working to find a power solution using the solar energy which is abundant in the country. Solar energy is a realistic power solution, an affordable way for the Haitians. 'Klere Ayiti' is truly committed to establish its meaning 'Light Up' Haiti. It is a solution where the Haitian diaspora can purchase solar light kit for their families back home. Each solar light kit contains two or three LED lights, rechargeable solar battery and charging sockets, where cell phones can be charged as well. The lights can be hung from the ceiling or used as a strong flashlight.

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Protester in Fort Liberte demanding industrial park Caracol electricity

Protester in Fort Liberte demanding industrial park Caracol  electricity

There has been a Protester in Fort Liberte where the population is demanding to be connected industrial park Caracol electricity source

Surge in Violent Uprisings as Year Ends

Reports emanating from Port-au-Prince said an investigation by officials regarding a violent street demonstration near the Dominican Republic border claimed Haitian police officers went on a shooting rampage, injuring 13 people. This confirmation came from Northeast Senator Jean-Baptiste Bien-Aime.

In another incident, Fort Liberté demonstrators demanded they be provided with electrical service from the Caracol power plant at the industrial park close by.

A third incident in a Port-au-Prince neighborhood found three protestors shot by pro-government protestors.

A bloody demonstration scene in Fort Liberte on Thursday, November 28 left 13 people injured by, as yet, unknown elements. Senator Jean-Baptiste Bien-Aime, a politician in the opposition party, would have the nation know that the injuries were as a result of the police, while attempting to clear the blocked main road, firing on the protesters, while the spokesman for the National Police, Frantz Lerebours, remains cautious about disclosing what happened and how many people were wounded without more information.

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Protest in Croix-Hilaire, locality of Petit-Goave

Protest in Croix-Hilaire, locality of Petit-Goave

Here is a protest in Croix-Hilaire, locality of Petit-Goâve. The population is demanding more electricity.

Petit-Goâve Protestors Demand Electricity Now and Me Jean Alix Civil Fired

Petit-Goâve protestors are fed up in Croix-Hilaire. They have gone without electricity for six months, and are telling Electricity of Haiti either reconnect the transformer, or residents will set up barricades of burning tires on National Road #2.

Another protest, more peaceful, is being organized by Block of Democratic Opposition to order the government to immediately dismiss Petit Goâve Government Commissioner Me Jean Alix Civil and appoint a new municipal cartel.

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LuminAID solar light designed in post 2010 earthquake in Haiti

LuminAID solar light designed in post 2010 earthquake in Haiti

Here is a picture of school children using LuminAID solar light. It was designed following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti

Renewable Lighting Technology for Disaster Relief Aid Stabilizes Victims

Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta have developed an innovative technology for natural disaster victims, the LuminAID solar light.

The impetus for their product occurred in Japan during the March 2011 earthquake. They designed a renewable lighting source for situations in which the power grid has been disconnected following a disaster.

Their LuminAID solar light was deployed succeeding both Hurricanes Isaac and Sandy. It is delivered along with other disaster relief aid.

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Storm Tips, how to deal with Down Powerline

Storm Tips, how to deal with Down Powerline

It is the general practice of power companies to shut down electricity during storms of a certain category or higher. Still, when there are downed power lines before, during or after a storm, precaution must be taken on the part of civilians to ensure their own safety. One must never touch a down line either directly or indirectly. Do not pass underneath electrical equipment and alert the authorities as soon as a downed wire or line is noticed. Do not touch someone who is being shocked by a downed wire and salvaging the wood from downed poles for fires is ill-advised due to the chemicals used in preserving the wood.

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The problem of Illegal Electricity or Cumberland in Haiti

The problem of Illegal Electricity or Cumberland in Haiti

Here is a gentleman in the process of getting his own electricity by connecting to the main line.

It is estimated that the ratio of electricity consumed in Haiti that is unpaid or in another way acquired illegally by the public is among the highest in the world. Some put the rate at over 35% of the energy produced being stolen.

This is due to the lack of law enforcement in Haiti, specifically in the Capital and major cities in in the country

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The problem of electricity in Haiti

The problem of electricity in Haiti

According to Electricite d'Haïti (EDH) an estimated 35% of its electricity distribution is not being paid for by the public. The public company has been subsidizing their electricity. The problem is worst in some areas where residents in poor neighborhoods who can't afford the high cost charged by the company resort to stealing electricity.

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EDH Electricity Cummberland Haiti

EDH Electricity Cummberland Haiti

Access to electricity: Officially, only 12.5 of the entire population have access to electricity and unoficially it is estimated to be around 25 , with cummberland.

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