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.
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.
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 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.