Help Install Solar Panels on a School in Nicaragua

Travel with Power to the People to Nicaragua to install solar panels on a school, cafeterias, or community centers in Nicaragua. It is hard to imagine living without electricity when so much of our daily lives depend on it. Electricity allows us to access information, be more efficient and productive in our jobs, experience the comforts of a heated or air-conditioned building, and enjoy the latest innovations in entertainment and communication.

Electricity brings with it exposure to another world of possibilities and allows us to advance together through our participation in innovation, discovery, and comfort. Solar (photovoltaic) power is an excellent way to bring a clean source of electricity to rural areas that are not connected to the national electric grid. Volunteering with Power to the People is a great way to learn more about solar energy while making a lasting impact in others' lives.

There are not many opportunities to gain hands-on experience installing an off-grid solar system and working on the project together with local community volunteers is extremely rewarding. Not only will you learn about solar energy and life in rural Nicaragua, you will also be helping to bring a solar electric system to a school so that the teachers, students and community members have access to lights and AC power. The solar system will help the school improve the quality of education it provides and increase access to information to the next generation of bright minds.

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What to Expect?

Volunteers can expect a fun-filled week of activities including a 3-day hands-on off-grid solar installation in a rural community. The groups are limited in size so everyone gets to know each other and there is room for everyone to be a part of the solar installation. The towns we work in are very rural and you will get a real glimpse of life in much of Nicaragua. After the installation, the group will travel to some of the country's most beautiful sites making this the perfect "work vacation".

Some of the activities after the installation include hiking around a volcano, visiting the colonial-style town of Granada, swimming in the ocean by San Juan del Sur, seeing the famous lookout in the town of Catarina, taking a boat tour of the Granada islands, and much more if time allows. The trips are unbelievably fun - a really nice break from our daily routine. It's such a treat to hang out with like-minded people while helping others and learning about a new culture. 

  • Program ID: # 2001
  • duration:
    1 to 2 Weeks
  • location:
    Terron Colorado, Nicaragua Granada
    11° 43' 48.846" N, 85° 50' 59.694" W
  • Fitness level:
    Moderately Fit
  • Closest Airport:
    Please contact program
  • Costs From:
    $1000 to $1500
    $1500 to $3000
  • Program Type:
    Community Development Projects
    Environmental & Wildlife Programs
    Learn Abroad
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