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A solar suitcase

September 25th, 2012
RevoluSun project developer John Cheever and Dr. Bradley Wong of the Aloha Medical MIssion with a Solar Suitcase. Courtesy Photo.

RevoluSun project developer John Cheever and Dr. Bradley Wong of the Aloha Medical MIssion with a Solar Suitcase. Courtesy Photo.

Ever heard of a solar suitcase?

It's a portable solar power unit that provides doctors and other health care workers with medical lighting and power for mobile communication, computers and medical devices.

RevoluSun, a solar company providing both residential and commercial systems, recently raised $1,500 to purchase a WE CARE Solar Suitcase for the Aloha Medical Mission, which sends medical teams to underserved countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Bradley Wong, Aloha Medical Mission president, says the non-profit group is taking the solar suitcase on a mission to Lahan, a small town in southeastern Nepal in October, where doctors will perform a range of surgeries on about 150 adults and children.

"We believe this is the start of something significant, and hope to set up larger fundraising opportunities to purchase more units for underserved areas," said Wong.

Solar has the power to do more than save you money on your electricity bill — it has the power to transform lives.

RevoluSun workers raised the money after project developer John Cheever met Dr. Wong and learned about the solar suitcase. Within a week, they raised the $1,500 to purchase one.

The We CARE Solar Suitcase "brings lights, power and hope to health facilities in regions without reliable electricity." It's transformed maternal health care in Uganda. To learn more about solar suitcases, visit wecaresolar.org.

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