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Solar-powered classrooms in remote villages, installed by Vision Solar employees

BLACKWOOD, NJ–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The GivePower Foundation and Vision Solar became partners in 2021; Through their partnership, a percentage of every Vision Solar installation is donated to GivePower to fund solar power project solutions for developing regions of the world. The GivePower Foundation organizes trek retreats for its partners to allow them to experience firsthand the impact of their giving. In May, year-to-date, we donated over $223,000.

Vision Solar participated in its first GivePower hike in Shuluwou, Colombia’s indigenous capital, a remote village in northeast Colombia. Eight Vision Solar employees and two executives participated in this life-changing ride. Mike Eden (CRO) and Faraz Khan (CFO) were the two executives who took part in the first trip to Colombia. Vision Solar has installed solar power solutions in village houses, schools and community buildings. With these new clean energy solutions, education and livelihoods can advance even further.

“We were a team of 10 people from Vision Solar who worked and lived with this community for 5 days. It was humbling to see this community flourish in the harsh conditions of a desert. Last night when they all saw the power and the light for the first time, it brought smiles to the elderly, the young and the children. They now have access to television, computers and refrigeration for food safety! – Faraz Khan, CFO

“To be able to impact lives is something I have always strived to do. Vision Solar donated and installed a solar system and batteries that will provide a community that has never seen the electricity.” – Mike Eden, CRO

“Anyone can give money to charity, but it was a unique feeling to provide the physical labor needed to create solar energy solutions in the village.” – Derek M. – Employee of Vision Solar

Being in the solar industry, it was very rewarding to see and experience the humanitarian applications of solar energy, and to bring sustainable energy to a community in need! – Macy G. – Employee of Vision Solar

“When the light came on, it was just really exciting to see that it’s really going to change their lives.” – Joey P., Regional Sales Manager, Vision Solar

For any inquiries regarding this press release, please do not hesitate to contact John Czelusniak at [email protected]

About Vision Solar:

Vision Solar is one of the fastest growing solar energy companies in the United States. Their full-service renewable energy company installs solar services for residences nationwide. Over the past three years, Vision Solar has generated over $200 million in revenue, with a significant increase in growth projected to produce over 1,500 high-quality green jobs by 2022. To learn more, visit : https://www.visionsolar.com

About GivePower:

GivePower is a 501(k) non-profit organization that develops clean water and energy systems in communities around the world. GivePower has installed 2,650 solar power installations in villages in 17 different countries and in underdeveloped areas of the United States. To learn more, visit https://www.givepower.org

Rodney N.

The author Rodney N.