Sun helps cancer organisation beat rising electricity costs
The doctor in charge of Guatemala City’s leading anti-cancer organization recently made a breakthrough in reducing the body’s growing electricity costs. He decided to take advantage of his country’s abundant sub-tropical sunshine and install a 225 kW solar array atop the Liga Nacional contra el Cancer de Guatemala building, or the National League Against Cancer.
A not-for-profit, Liga Nacional contra el Cancer was founded in 1953 as a collaboration with the Rotary Club of Guatemala, and is dedicated to fighting cancer, including improving the quality of lives for patients, educating the public about the risk of cancer, and serving as a community resource to help prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer.
A key aspect of the organization’s activities is to raise funds and, as far as they are concerned, every centavo saved is a centavo they can better invest in combating human suffering. In this respect Canadian Solar met their needs perfectly. A 900-panel system made up of Canadian Solar's CS6P-P 255 W photovoltaic modules will significantly reduce electricity costs and free up funds for more worthy purposes.
“Given Canadian Solar’s fantastic customer support, selecting the company to supply the modules was not a difficult choice,” said Ernesto Rossbach, owner of OSI Industries, which installed the system. “Not only are their panels reliable and long-lasting, Canadian Solar’s willingness to go above and beyond for their customers from the beginning of the sales process to the end meant that we knew it would be a wise investment,” he said.
OSI Industries is a key solar player in the Central American region, with offices in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. This installation is one of many, large and small, that they have built across Latin America.