In collaboration with The Green Go Solar Project, we have established a project in Baja, Mexico. The project aims to train community members in effective reuse of cosmetically defective solar cells from the waste stream of the manufacturing process. The cosmetic defects of the solar cells have rendered them unsuitable for use in retail-grade solar panels, which would constitute them as a waste product having a negative impact on the on the environment. These solar cells are refurbished for more sustainable infrastructure within the communities.
Simultaneously, community members receive valuable education regarding how the infrastructure can provide energy and revenue for the community with little to no overhead cost, with excess energy having the potential to be sold back to the local governments. Students work with The Green Go Solar Project to install the solar panels, meet the families, and find a way to enjoy Baja through eco-friendly means.
Molly is currently a sophomore at Marblehead High School. She runs cross country in the fall and track during the winter and spring. Molly Claire traveled to Bulgaria for the first time in the summer of 2019 and became an intern shortly after. She loves traveling and meeting new people and can’t wait to do more with Stone and Compass.
Julia is a senior at Marblehead High School where she enjoys dance as an extracurricular activity. She would love to travel the world one day and help as much as she can, which is one reason why she is an intern for Stone & Compass. She has traveled to Bulgaria on a High School Service Learning trip and participated in a visit to the United Nations.
Gabriella is a sophomore studying public relations and advertising with a minor in law at San Diego State University. Gabriella has been working with Stone & Compass as an intern since the summer of 2016 and has traveled to Bulgaria the last four summers, both participating in and leading tours. She joined Stone & Compass on two United Nations trips; once participating in the Stone & Compass “Partnership, Peace, and Development: A Sustainable Project Model” presentation March of 2017 at the Partnership Forum. Gabriella will continue to work with Stone & Compass as well as travel with the team.