Sunday, February 14, 2010

On Honduran Television

Ryan and Brent have been in Honduras for ten days now. They have had an eventful time (though there were no earthquakes or changes of government like last summer). They spent several days in Tegucigalpa, the capital city and home to our collaborative organization, AHPPER, a non-profit organization to promote the use of renewable energy sources in Honduras.

They also performed a repair on the hydro generator system in Danta Uno, bringing the system back online after one of our employees performed a "quick disconnect" of the generator to remove it from the river during a storm. Instead of disconnecting normally, he cut the wires. Apparently he was risking life and limb to do even this.

But after the storm, when the generator was put back in the river, the wires got crossed! This blew a circuit breaker (and perhaps something else - my data is a bit vague here) and they guys were left unsure of what to do next. Fortunately, Ryan was able to fix it in an afternoon. The reason this is fortunate is because the next day a television crew came to the village. AHPPER and other groups came and filmed a promotional piece that was shown on Honduran television a few days later! If we can get a copy we will post it.

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