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Peru Solar 2010 Fast Approaches

Posted: Oct 29th, 2010    |    Categories: Project Updates    |    « Back To Blog

        "To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time." - Leonard Bernstein

         "All great achievements require time." - Maya Angelou

Who is right? The coming months will tell. The members and supporters of NuSol Capacity Fund have no choice but to subscribe to Leonard Bernstein's point of view. For although we have a solid plan, little time remains to bring it to fruition. Our confidence however has been buoyed by a series of major accomplishments and a number of key additions to the NuSol team. 

Paramount among these achievements was the formal receipt of our 501(c)(3) determination. This ruling officially classifies NuSol Capacity Fund as a charitable organization and thus allows us to receive tax deductable donations from our supporters (hint, hint). Many thanks go to Alison Freeman-Gleason of WAACO for her extensive efforts in this process.

nullpaneldelivery.jpg     nullracking.jpg     nullseth.jpgShown above: Delivery of panels and pre-assembly of solar module racking

Close on the heels of our 501(c)(3) determination came the delivery of 16 solar panels from Alpha Technologies, the design and delivery of our solar panel racking from Schletter Inc. and the acquisition of several other components key to the success of this project. When possible, NuSol will pre-assemble components here in Bellingham prior to shipment to Peru to confirm that all necessary tools and parts are brought to Neuva Unión

Further support of our endeavors has come from the addition of 3 new members to the NuSol team – David Forte, Megan Hoye, and Michelle Tong.

David Forte – Program Development – David holds a B.A. in International Studies and a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from Texas A&M University. He is also a 2011 MPA candidate at the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington. David brings a history of nonprofit work experience in both Seattle and Peru to NuSol Capacity Fund. Although David wears a number of hats, his primary focus is the management of NuSol's finances and fundraising operations.

Michelle Tong – Grant Research Intern – Michelle is currently a senior at the University of Washington, majoring in International Environmental Studies. Her studies in collective action and environmental problems have fostered a growing commitment to non-profit and non-governmental work. Michelle's primary focus within NuSol will be to research and respond to potential grant opportunities.

Megan Hoye – Social Media Intern – Megan is currently a junior at Seattle Pacific University, majoring in English, Creative Writing, and Journalism/Communication. Megan will be responsible for developing NuSol's online presence via Facebook, Twitter and other available resources.

The future looks bright for NuSol Capacity Fund. The support received from community volunteers, friends and family has been overwhelming. Yet much remains to be done. Please join us in our efforts to provide clean, renewable energy to those who need it most and make a donation today.

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