RE-VOLT is on a mission to bring affordable and reliable solar energy in rural Haiti and is running a crowdfunding campaign to help fund the expansion of its service to bring power to the people in rural Haitian homes for the first time.
Customers, who are charged a low monthly fee of 250 Haitian Gourdes (about US$5) and pay for the service through Digicel’s proprietary Mon Cash mobile banking platform, are provided with installation of a system consisting of a solar panel, a control / power storage unit, several lights and a phone charger. Founded by Digicel Haiti chairman, Maarten Boute, RE-VOLT currently serves over 800 customer households, or about 4,000 people, on the island of La Gonave, one of the most isolated and impoverished communities in Haiti.
RE-VOLT co-founder Darragh Dolan says, “there have been massive advances in both the quality of available technologies and their affordability. A few years ago the economics of RE-VOLT wouldn’t have made sense. Today, this is a viable business model.”
To read more about RE-VOLT’s work in Haiti, click here.