In June, a team from Birch Creek travelled to Mangana, a remote fishing community in western Columbia, to install a solar project for a rural school. The solar project will provide the school with a reliable source of electricity so students can use computers and study at night. The solar project will also allow the school to properly refrigerate food, improving the community’s food security.
“As a utility-scale solar development company we are always looking for ways to give back and this was a perfect opportunity,”
said Jon Buttles, chief financial officer. “I couldn’t be more proud of our team for making this happen.”
The project was funded by Birch Creek Development in partnership with GivePower, a non-profit organization that provides solar energy solutions to developing regions that need it most. To date GivePower has provided solar power to 2,506 schools across 24 countries and impacted the lives of over 630,000 people.
" Thank You,
GivePower, Michele Magee, Aparna Mohla, Supachart / Supy Tauthong, Sara Constantino Dereix, and Tomás Pombo for all the work you did make this trip happen! Truly an impactful experience for our entire Birch Creek team, and our children which we were so fortunate to be able to induct into our solar impact adventures! And as always, thanks to Hayes Barnard for making this all possible.”
– Jon Buttles
Chief Financial Officer.