ELECTRI Student Passport Initiative
The ELECTRI Council has awarded the 2016 Student Passport Initiative to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. The Cal Poly Student Chapter will install a complete and operational photovoltaic array for San Pedro Primary School, Ambergris Caye, Belize. This project was originally designed by (the late) Professor Tom Glavenich and his University of Kansas NECA Student Chapter members. The primary school currently has 34.5 kV power provided via submarine cable from mainland to island with supplemental power provided by diesel generators.
The goal of the Cal Poly Student Passport Initiative is to reduce dependence on the local electricity grid, encourage carbon neutrality, strive for net-zero consumption, build teamwork and better a community.