|A preliminary planning sketch|
|The piers for the Power Pac were poured and we waited for the right time to level the corn field to prepare for the solar array|
Volunteers at ITEC spent countless man-hours throughout 2017 and early 2018 purchasing equipment, building and testing the Power Pac. The two containers shipped from Pennsylvania in March of this year and came via New York City, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Suez canal, changed ships in India, the port of Dar es Salaam and then finally by road to Burundi.
|To our great relief the containers arrived safely in early June|
|Greg Sund diligently "supervising" the unloading of the solar panels|
The Power Pac was set in place by two cranes, one of which must have been from the WW2 era.
The container moving attracted lots of curious onlookers
The team laying out the supports for the solar array under the watchful eye of Jack Myhre, our highly-skilled engineering intern
Digging postholes by hand
|Dressed in his awesome pink bathrobe, our charismatic and resourceful welder puts the final touches on the array supports|
Solar panel supports ready for the arrival of the ITEC team.
Power Pac and new generator covered and prepared.
Strong and willing hands.
Solar array going up panel by panel.
|First array installed|
Always donning proper safety equipment, these men are pulling the supply wire to the hospital.
|Inside the Power Pac 15 battery inverters hang on the right side...|
|....and the switchgear and battery bank on the left.|
Just a few of the 28 ITEC expert volunteers who came to install the Power Pac