Posted on January 17, 2017 · Posted in News · By Kyle

Harvest Solar is excited to introduce its new nonprofit solar venture, First Light. Launched in the fall of 2016, First Light is dedicated to bringing renewable solar energy education and systems to communities in need around the globe.

First Light is the passion project of Harvest Solar co-owner Kyle MacVean. The idea for First Light came to him while working on Montana’s Native American reservations. After speaking with tribal members and learning more about their community challenges and goals, he realized that renewable energy can offer developing communities much more than reliable power.

If implemented correctly, renewable energy can be used as a vehicle to:

  • Provide educational and career opportunities
  • Support medical needs
  • Stimulate local economies
  • Teach people how energy works and where it comes from
  • Pave the way for a healthy, more stable future

Of course, this is easier said than done. That’s why the First Light team focuses on education and takes a hands-on, forward-thinking approach with each and every project.
The team’s first project is developing an off-grid power system for the Grace Care Center and Orphanage of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, a port city in a beautiful and diverse country just barely shaking off the ravages of a three-decades’ long civil war. You can read more about this project here.

If you have ideas on communities that can benefit from solar energy, or if you are interested in developing a partnership to help start a project, please let the team at First Light know!

Visit the First Light website here: https://firstlightfamily.org/