ETHOS-SonLight Graduate Service

The ETHOS Center at the University of Dayton has partnered with Sonlight Power, a Cincinnati-based non-profit, to train and send engineering graduate students to install life-changing solar arrays on community venues. 

ETHOS-SonLight Projects 2018

In January 2018, SonLight announced the following dates and sites for their spring 2018 projects:

March 1-8: Gressier, Haiti. The team will install a 10kw expansion on the roof of a medical clinic and remove and relocate 12 of the existing 8kw panels, a one week install. University of Dayton students, Hassun Ahmad and Afsana Afshar, will work in Gressier.

April 2-8: Port au Prince, Haiti. The work will be at the Hotel BelFle and area local schools where the students will install a 5.3kw system on the roof of the hotel with 16 solar batteries and a radian inverter as well as installation on one or two small pole mounted systems for the schools. University students, Daniel Ulbricht, Oludare Oluwausi and Elodie Fausther Verembia, have signed up for the work in Port au Prince.

May 3-10: Port-de-Paix, Haiti. This system will be a roof install on a medical clinic. Two University students  have signed up for the May trip, Erin Peiffer and Melvin Soto-Barreto.  

Graduate Service Program Details

You can volunteer your time, energy and skills to support the work of SonLight Power, an organization that installs PV systems in the U.S. and beyond.

  • Training One-day training required prior to placement; cost paid by ETHOS Center
  • Possible Locations: Haiti, Dominican Republic and domestic sites
  • Length of Breakout: 1-2 weeks, optional dates available
  • Housing: Accommodations are made for housing in or near work area by SonLight
  • Eligibility: Graduate students from all majors are eligible to participate
  • Costs: Covered by ETHOS Center

Contact Us

The ETHOS Center, Dr. Malcolm Daniels, Director

Kettering Lab 201 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0222