Braxton Jenkins traveled to El Cacao, Nicaragua. He evaluated a dysfunctional residential solar panel system that was installed 10 years ago by the government. He discovered most community members were not trained to monitor the components in their systems or address complications. He also determined the necessary repairs to improve the system. CoCoDA will be seeking funding to assist with the renovation and expansion of this project in 2020.
According to Braxton, “My recommendations included components that have successful track records in solar panel systems as well as sustainability guidelines. With a little work, these systems can function again.”