Solar Panels for Art Center


The San Ramon Arts School in San Ramon, Nicaragua, provides the local youth population with the opportunity to be innovative and creative through the medium of art. USI coordinated a project, sponsored by Strata Solar, with Appalachian State’s Department of Technology and Environmental Design to provide electricity and lighting to the San Ramon Arts School. With the help of the Suni Solar team and their supplies, USI was able to successfully complete the installation. By installing 15 LED lights and 3 80W photovoltaic panels, the school now has lighting that did no exist before. The benefits from the project have been monumental to the school and its’ students. The innovation and creativity of Suni Solar, USI, Strata Solar, and Appalachian State have provided the San Ramon Arts School with a state of the art lighting system that will change the school forever.

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Solar Panels for Art Center

This has improved the security in our school. Now, we can have activities at nights. Recently we had an activity from 6 pm-8pm. Also, in the finances it helps us because this building never had lights before since it was built three years ago. Now, it has lights, and the money that could be for paying electricity could be use for supplies for the courses that we offer. We could rent the building at nights for any meetings and that will be an income for our school.

Rosario Gonzales
Director of The Art School

I am the art teacher, I have 30 students (children, youth people). This has been a good improvement in our school. As part of the staff that work here, this has brought us so many benefits. Now, we can have activities at nights. We recently had one where there were dance performances. Also, we can have new programs at night for dance classes and music classes.

Marlon Gonzales Sanchez
Teacher of Arts

“We expect to have more students in the near future when we open the coming programs. “ “For my students it has been so helpful because when we are drawing and there is not good clarity, the lights make the room clearer.“

Marlon Gonzales Sanchez
Teacher of Arts

LOCATION: San Ramon, Nicaragua

Cost$ 3,000.00
Date Started: May  27, 2014
Date Completed: May 29, 2014


Sister Community

SCSRN, a collaboration between San Ramón, Nicaragua and its partner communities in the United States, provides educational opportunities and people-to-people connections through:

  • Developing education projects which address community-identified needs in San Ramón.
  • Promoting Eco-tourism, hands-on cultural immersion travel, community service and experiential learning.

Suni Solar
Suni Solar is a solar company based in Managua, Nicaragua dedicated to the design and installation of renewable energy systems.  Since being founded in August 1999, Suni Solar has developed vast experience in photovoltaic solar energy in its various applications to meet the basic needs of the market with high-quality products and personalized service.