Through Solar2World, the company donates solar panels to power community services such as hospitals. In Latin America, the program specializes in powering water pumps to provide another life-giving commodity that remains in short supply in many regions there: clean, safe drinking water.
Water Mission partnership
SolarWorld’s key partner is Water Mission, a Christian water-engineering nonprofit based in South Carolina. Combining SolarWorld solar panels with submersible water pumps manufactured by world-leading pump maker Grundfos, WMI provides clean water supplies -- without utilities, fuels, noise or emissions. As few as four panels can supply water to 5,000 residents. To stretch WMI’s resources to help more people, SolarWorld in 2013 led a multi-partner project to eliminate the electricity bill for the nonprofit’s North Charleston headquarters by donating panels and coordinating a project to install a 100-kilowatt ground-mount system. Such efforts help fulfill the promise of solar energy: to provide sustainable power even for the powerless.