GRID ALTERNATIVES - off grid solar Nicaragua
Grid Alternatives is a non-profit operating in the USA, Nicaragua and Nepal, it provides solar for lower income families in the United states and community development projects such as microgrids, drip irrigation and off grid solar in Nicaragua and Nepal. During 2016-2017 IEF held the position of systems engineer for the Nicaragua office designing and installing drip irrigation and off grid solar systems. IEF had the chance to design a microgrid for the remote island of Mancarrón in lake Nicaragua as well as many off grid systems ranging in size from 2500W to 50W for clinics, schools and personal households in rural Nicaragua. Over twenty communities were visited in this time from Esteli in the north to San Carlos and east to Bluefields on the Caribbean coast.