Progress Report: What We Did Last Week

Despite the damage at Solar One caused by Superstorm Sandy, we still managed to provide a vital service to our beleaguered community: solar power for cell phone and laptop charging! Even though our building was flooded, our power never quit, and we had our solar array up and running on Wednesday October 31- more than a week before many of our neighbors got their grid power back!

 
Here’s what Wanda Vasquez, a neighbor who posted on the Solar One Facebook Page had to say:

Thank you so much for sharing your solar energy with us to charge our phones, you guys were heaven sent in our time of need.

 
Along with phone and computer charging, we also charged up a nebulizer for a young man with asthma:
 

This young man is breathing easy, thanks to the power of the sun. Photo by Alex Smith.


 

We also made some great strides in cleaning up the building and the park, and used a bunch of the new wood that washed up at our site to start rebuilding our ramp, stairs and stage. Now we’re focusing on replacing lost topspoil and getting mulch down before the serious winter weather sets in. If you’re interested in upcoming volunteer opportunities, please email volunteer[at]solar1[dot]org.

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