(HawaiiNewsNow) - For the second year in a row, RevoluSun -- Hawaii's leading provider of residential and commercial solar systems -- has raised money to purchase a WE CARE Solar Suitcase for the Aloha Medical Mission -- a non-profit that sends teams of doctors and nurses to help people in medically underserved countries in the Asia-Pacific region. RevoluSun raised the money through donations by 25 of its own project developers and staff in just two days, easily surpassing its initial goal. RevoluSun project developers raised $1,200 and RevoluSun corporate donated an additional $750, more than enough to purchase the $1,500 medical device.
The Solar Suitcase is a portable solar power unit that provides doctors and other healthcare workers with medical lighting and power for mobile communication, computers and medical devices, and can be used for a range of medical and humanitarian settings. Aloha Medical Mission and president Dr. Bradley Wong visited a Lehan health clinic last year—one of thousands of rural health clinics that suffer from a lack of reliable electricity— to see patients and give the clinic the solar suitcase, which was the first ever to be installed in Nepal.
Aloha Medical Mission is returning to Nepal Oct. 16 - Nov. 4, 2013 and will gift another WE CARE Solar Suitcase from RevoluSun to a rural health clinic in Dhankuta.
Dan Cooke went up to the Hawaii News Now roof where Wong and John Cheever, project developer and educator for RevoluSun, gave a preview of the innovation.
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