Many of Sandeep Giri’s coworkers still feel the ground beneath them shaking. They are scared to step inside their homes. And those are the lucky ones who still have homes.
Giri, who was born and raised in Nepal, is the CEO of Gham Power, a solar company that’s been operating in Nepal for the last five years. Following the 7.8 earthquake on April 25, Gham Power’s employees sprung to action to deploy solar power systems in the wake of the disaster to help power lights and mobile charging stations for relief workers and the displaced. But they want to do more.
Solar systems provide an alternative or a complement to traditional power sources, but it’s just one component of a much larger relief effort.