By GRID Alternatives
"GRID has partnered with UC Davis Humphrey Fellows once again this year. Fellows joined us at our CA Adaptation Forum; Clean Technology tour and even participated in a install in Lincoln, CA. We spoke with Marlon and Gadri about their experiences with solar and GRID and how this experience will help them in the future.
'My name is Marlon from Cuba, and I’m a researcher at the University of Matanzas. I’m so interested in this project because in my country there’s a lot of potential to install solar panels in rural areas that are isolated and not able to connect to or afford the national electric power. My experience with GRID today was incredible.
My team was the first on the roof. The staff explained every step for us; we practiced installation directly with different activities. In the first few minutes on the roof, I was a bit confused, but the staff created a confident environment for us, and the time flew up there. The crew explained how they use a solar meter to measure the solar radiation received on different parts of the roof. It’s so important. This type of knowledge will be very useful in my work moving forward.'"
Read the full story on the GRID Alternatives website.