Puerto Rico Solar Project: Vaccine Clinic Addendum

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Proposal: Fund roof repair for an already-approved solar panel installation in Puerto Rico.

Amount: $13,200

Background: On June 22nd, BBF received a donation of $164,000 from the Succop Family Foundation. The donation was designated towards the installation of three solar panel systems in Puerto Rico. BBF’s on-site advisor for this was Ponce Medical Foundation (PMF). PMF helped prioritize among several potential hospital locations, and the first of the three solar installations was finalized in September.

The second site, a vaccine clinic, is currently being fitted for solar panel installation. Last week, PMF approached BBF to say that the initial set-up had found that the roof of one of the sites wasn’t fit for installation. PMF consulted with a construction company in the area and received a quote for $13,200 for a rebuild of the roof.
Proposal: Fund roof repair for an already-approved solar panel installation in Puerto Rico.

Amount: $13,200

Background: On June 22nd, BBF received a donation of $164,000 from the Succop Family Foundation. The donation was designated towards the installation of three solar panel systems in Puerto Rico. BBF’s on-site advisor for this was Ponce Medical Foundation (PMF). PMF helped prioritize among several potential hospital locations, and the first of the three solar installations was finalized in September.

The second site, a vaccine clinic, is currently being fitted for solar panel installation. Last week, PMF approached BBF to say that the initial set-up had found that the roof of one of the sites wasn’t fit for installation. PMF consulted with a construction company in the area and received a quote for $13,200 for a rebuild of the roof.

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Rationale: The cost of the solar panel installation and the cost of the roof repair both add up to less than the original estimate for solar installation. The money would therefore not affect the financial solvency of other projects within the Succop Family grant.

The clinic selected for the project is a vaccine clinic, and the solar panel will assist with cold storage during power outages. Without a roof repair the clinic will be unable to install the solar panels, as there are leaks found throughout the building. This will significantly affect the clinic’s ability to store their vaccines.

BBF Cost: The original estimate for each of the clinics was $55,000 per installation. This clinic will cost only $25,000 for the solar installation, and the roof repair is estimated at $13,200 (details of quote can be found here; please note that they are in Spanish). The $13,200 was calculated at $8 per square foot. The $13,200 amount will be taken from the Succop Family Foundation grant, which was donated to BBF for the purpose of solar panel installation. This roof repair falls under that definition.
Rationale: The cost of the solar panel installation and the cost of the roof repair both add up to less than the original estimate for solar installation. The money would therefore not affect the financial solvency of other projects within the Succop Family grant.

The clinic selected for the project is a vaccine clinic, and the solar panel will assist with cold storage during power outages. Without a roof repair the clinic will be unable to install the solar panels, as there are leaks found throughout the building. This will significantly affect the clinic’s ability to store their vaccines.

BBF Cost: The original estimate for each of the clinics was $55,000 per installation. This clinic will cost only $25,000 for the solar installation, and the roof repair is estimated at $13,200 (details of quote can be found here; please note that they are in Spanish). The $13,200 was calculated at $8 per square foot. The $13,200 amount will be taken from the Succop Family Foundation grant, which was donated to BBF for the purpose of solar panel installation. This roof repair falls under that definition.