Sigora Solar powers homes in Haiti with give-back program

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Sigora Solar is proud to announce the launch of their “Sigora Gives Back” program which will provide clean, renewable electricity to underserved families in Haiti that have never had electricity before.

Through this program, Sigora is promising that with every U.S. home that receives the Produce and Reduce package, a whole home solar and energy efficiency solution, the company will provide 24/7 electricity to a family in Haiti. The Sigora Gives Back program utilizes a partnership between Sigora, Sigora Haiti and a non-profit, HADPRE.

Sigora Haiti was founded in 2016 and serves over 20,000 people with clean, reliable, and fairly-priced energy. The company was founded by Andy Bindea, the founder of Sigora Solar, with a mission to sustainably electrify underserved communities in Haiti and give access to the 87 percent of the population in Haiti that does not have access to electricity. It has been recognized by Forbes, Fast Company, and Renewable Energy World Magazine. Sigora Haiti is currently the only privately held utility company in the country, providing 24/7 grid-tied electricity to homes, schools, hospitals, and businesses sourced from renewable and clean energy.

Sigora Haiti partners with HADPRE (Hummingbird Academy for Disaster Preparedness & Renewable Energies) a non-profit, to provide energy access for all and answer persisting social problems that many rural Haitian communities face in terms of education, access to healthcare and natural disasters. HADPRE aims to guarantee inclusive access to electricity and to foster gender-equal, sustainable economic and social development in rural Haiti.

The positive impact that these partnerships have had on Haiti, the poorest nation in the western hemisphere, is immense. Hospitals that are now able to power life-saving medical equipment, students can now read and study in the evenings, and business are opening due to the ability to sell refrigerated and frozen goods.

Logan Landry, CEO of Sigora Solar said about the program, “We are dedicated to ensuring our impact on the community and the world is an embodiment of our values of integrity, diversity, respect, and support”.

After the hurricanes in 2016, relief efforts in Virginia initiated by Sigora Solar supported emergency relief and the grid repairs in Haiti. These efforts restored power to Sigora Haiti customers within six hours of the hurricane passing and provided relief for over 15,000 people. These efforts included repairing homes, reconstructing a local orphanage, and providing clean drinking water.

Sigora Solar continues relief efforts in North and South Carolina after the flooding of Hurricane Florence, drawing from the long history and company values of disaster relief, community outreach, and philanthropy.

By: Billy Ludt | October 16, 2018

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