Solar power assists the Elderly of Albania

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Solar power assists the Elderly of Albania

In May our construction team from Kerry and Kilkenny successfully completed its fifth volunteer visit to Albania.
The team installed a solar panel water heating system for the 52 residents of the state owned Home for the Elderly in Kavaja, Central Albania.
The installation of a solar water heating system assures free hot water to the Home for as long as the sun shines, which is over 300 days a year. This will reduce their electricity bills dramatically. Therefore the system more than pays for its costs within a few years and continues to supply hot water for years to come.
We are very grateful to our main sponsor Electric Aid who funded this mission with €8,000. We thank also RVR of Kenmare, Co. Kerry and other Kerry suppliers for the wonderful support they have given this mission. Without all this support the mission would not be possible.
In countries from Galway to Kerry to Co.Down our fundraisers worked hard towards making this mission possible and we are very grateful to them all.
The Irish team were: John Kehoe, Ger Treacy, Padraic Kerins, Donie Broderick, Aidan Kennedy, John Kenneyd and Robert O Leary. They were supported by a local team of 4 tradesmen to install the systems. These local tradesmen will help the home to maintain the system.
John and his workmates also checked all the systems installed in Abania since 2009.
Photo shows the team with residents and the director of the Kavaja Home for the Elderly following installation of the solar water cylinder.

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