Feb 18 2013

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CIT raise over €1,000 for Solar Power

On the 5th February, over €1,000 was raised by IMERC at a table quiz in Ireland in aid of Solar Without Frontiers, a charitable foundation committed to introducing solar technologies in developing countries to save lives. The money will be used to fund a solar installation at Mulanje Mission Hospital.

The event was the result of a joint effort headed by Lieutenant Mike Brunicardi of the Irish Maritime and Energy Research Cluster (IMERC) based in Ringaskiddy, and Solar Without Frontiers. IMERC is a joint initiative of the Cork Institute of Technology, the Irish Naval Service and University College cork whose vision is to promote Ireland as a world-renowned research and development location.

The Monkstown Inn,  Monkstown, Co. Cork

The Monkstown Inn, Monkstown, Co. Cork

The quiz was a resounding success with sixteen teams and over eighty people filling The Monkstown Inn, Monkstown, Co. Cork. The money raised on the night will go towards covering the travel costs for Solar Without Frontiers volunteers, who later this month shall travel to Malawi to install a solar power system at the Mulanje Mission Hospital. The cost of this travel is €4,000 and volunteers shall be taking unpaid leave in order to travel as well as providing their services for free.

One of the volunteers, John Walsh, an energy engineer with Cork County Council said, “The first priority is provision of lights and power to the paediatric ward and maternity department. Once the installation is complete the Mulanje Mission Hospital will no longer suffer daily blackouts and we will have directly assisted in reduction of the infant mortality rate.”

… To find out more you can read the full article above at the CIT website.

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