Here at Ecotech, respecting, and caring for each individual we encounter is central to our philosophy of good business practice... and a good life. Giving back can look like a lot of things, from flying installers to Haiti to install a solar system at an orphanage, to providing meaningful work and well-paying jobs for our employees here in Whatcom County, to supporting organizations doing good work in our community with our time and financial resources.
The Maple Alley Inn Garden- Bellingham
We recently volunteered time and materials to provide solar electricity to the Maple Alley Inn garden hoop-house to run ventilation fans. Maple Alley Inn provides free meals to the Bellingham community and much of the produce is grown by volunteers in the garden and hoop-house. It's a fantastic organization and we were honored to be able to help out.
In fall 2014 we were able to take a trip down to Gonaive, Haiti where we installed a 4.3kW solar system with battery backup for the Good Shepard Orphanage–a facility that houses more than 100 children, many of them orphaned as a result of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the country in 2010.
In 2017 Dana traveled to Indonesia to assist Electric Vine Industries in deploying eleven village-scale solar micro-grids on the Island of Sumba. Those systems now supply reliable electricity to 1,000 households that had never before had electricity.