Markus Wilhelm has spent nearly seven years as the chief executive officer of Strata Solar, LLC. Markus Wilhelm works with a number of additional groups and organizations within the solar energy industry, including the United Solar Initiative.
In the past, members of United Solar Initiative (USI), Inc., have provided solar power to in-need communities all over the world. One of the organization’s most recent projects involved two volunteers visiting Matagalpa, Nicaragua, and installing solar panels at the Mina Verde 2 and San Antonio de Upa schools.
Both installations required the volunteers to travel several miles outside of the city, navigating a mountainous landscape. The USI solar panels were installed at both locations for the purpose of powering light bulbs during night classes. The schools had previously relied on costly, inefficient methods of lighting, including kerosene-fueled lanterns. The project was made possible not only by USI volunteers but through the help of Suni Solar, a Nicaraguan-based solar energy provider.