DSCFriday, Heath and I arrived in Male after a 24 hour flight from San Francisco. We stopped in Dubai for a bit and got a chance to see ‘Old Sook’, the historic portion of Dubai where real people live and go about their lives. When we arrived we were met by the familiar friendly face of our host Irumeen Shareef. We got on the boat he arranged for us and immediately we set off for our accommodations. After a quick boat ride we arrived at the ‘picnic island’, named Aarah. The former President built it for leisure, but since the new democracy is in place, the island is used for special events, or hosting guests like ourselves.
After a quick lunch Heath and I headed to the capital city of Male where we went to work at the President’s residence, a.k.a. the Muleeaage. We were happy to see that all of our shipments arrived safely. The modules were sent from LG in South Korea, the Inverters were sent from Kaco in GermDSCany, and three crates were sent from our warehouse in Oakland, CA. After weeks of preparation and planning we were finally at the Muleeaage, ready to get to work.

Within the remaining working hours we had we were able to get the three inverters mounted on the wall and inventory our shipments. It started raining like crazy, and it’s been weather like this for the past three weeks, so I’m a little nervous about getting everything installed, ready to finish by 10/10/10, the Global Work Party event. Be sure to check back regularly for new blog posts, and follow the installation pictures by checking back at http://picasaweb.google.com/sungevity

-Brian Somers

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Danny Kennedy co-founded Sungevity and now serves as strategic advisor. He is an internationally recognized opinion leader on climate and energy issues. He is the author of Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy - and Planet - from Dirty Energy (2012), a book that has been described as the clean energy manifesto for the next greatest generation.