Wotje Atoll

Wotje Atoll
Taking off from Wotje Atoll

Monday, April 26, 2010

Solar and Wind Project




Just an update on what is going on in this area. We have the poles now for the wind generators, the first battery, inverters and of course the generators. We are in the process of ordering four solar panels to get up operational in the solar side as well. There are times of the year when there is very little wind and the solar will balance out the system. We hope to have the wind side up within two weeks and begin to take us off grid. This will of course meet our initial needs.
In the future we will need at least four more solar panels and another bank of batteries. Right now, here on Majuro, the power plant has three generators out of seven operational. It is a matter of time before we begin extended rolling black outs. Losing power here happens frequently and of course affects everything across the board.
Because of the generator problems electricity is now at 32 cents a kilowatt hour. To give you an idea how much your bill would be just multiply your kilowatt hours times 32. This will give you an idea of what your electricity usage would cost here in Majuro. By switching over we will save over $300 a month in electricity cost. That money will then be used to reach the outer islands with the gospel.
Those who have supported in this initial stage we thank you so very much. Please agree with us for provision to finish this project. If you would like to help out in this area, please contact us a rikakisteve@gmail.com
Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Travis, Stephen and Richard

Travis and Stephen

Travis and Stephen have not been back to the states in about two years. Travis is now attending college and Stephen is graduating this year from High school. They are both trying to come back to the states to take a break and spend some time with family. They also would like to try and attend a couple of weddings while they are there.
Stephen has been selected as a delegate from the Marshall Islands to attend a conference in North Carolina. He has already been raising some funds for that and is trying to tie in his visit during that trip.
If you would like to help Travis and Stephen come back to the states this summer please contact us at rikakisteve@gmail.com Right now we can get round trip tickets between 1600.00 and 1800.00 round trip. Of course if you would like to donate frequent flyer miles that would work as well. Be blessed and have an awesome day in the name of Jesus!

Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Travis, Stephen and Richard