Friday, March 12, 2010

Merlyn Power in Puerto Vallarta

Scott from Merlyn Power and Pierre, an Isa Mundo volunteer spent the week in Puerto Vallarta working with Oscar and Carlos at Pasitos de Luz to set-up for the arrival of the solar panels. Scott and Pierre's trip was planned so that they could install the panels while in Mexico. Unfortunately, the week went by and the panel never arrived; they were stuck at the customs office in Guadalajara. It was a good lesson learned for all of us! Even though we knew we might encounter delays, we did not account for so many days of delay. The trip was a success despite the lack of solar panels. The four gentlemen labored away clearing the roof and building a frame in anticipation of the panels. Scott trained Oscar and Carlos for the installation of the panels and possible future support for the sustainability of this project which will be operated and repaired by Pasitos de Luz. They also spent some time learning a bit of Spanish, English and French…a multicultural effort! All in all, the four of them were a great team. Thank you for your dedication to this project!