Thursday, April 14, 2011
We are well on our way to getting everything we need over to Kenya for our project at Karimba primary school. We have already procured in country the necessary batteries and solar panels and have had them trucked to our storage location at Lewa. We have also hired people to build our solar panels frames and complete the changes to the school to make the system secure. We are just about to ship the electronic components. The electronics have been assembled and tested in Ojai to make sure we can rapidly install everything once we arrive. From the time we crate a system to the time it arrives on site usual takes between 2-3 months because of all the approvals that have to happen before we airfreight the unit and the customs clearing when it arrives. Yes, we are air freighting the system and it still takes that long. Planning and logistics are always the biggest challenge but we are getting better at it. Mostly because we now understand all the pieces involved.
Hopefully all will go smooth and we will be installing in August!