- A technical education center for young people from the communities and ethnic groups of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaraguan.
- Located on the shore of the Wawashang River near the municipality of Laguna de Perlas, Nicaragua, the center is set in the jungle, far from the national electric interconnected grid system.
blueEnergy, in partnership with the Foundation for the Autonomy and Development of the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua (FADCANIC), started the efforts and began taking concrete actions in 2012, with the aim of providing a solution to the energy needs of the Center which develops local capacities in agricultural innovation and organic production in local markets; production of quality seeds; conservation of biodiversity; research and education; and which benefits an increasing number of students, with an average of 160 per year . More than 326 students have graduated since the inaugural year of Wawashang in 2004.
This project is a dream of almost 7 years for the manufacture of this renewable energy micro-grid, which will support the development of the student and staff who are pioneering sustainability in the region in the coming decades.
In 2016, the energy storage solution was still being discussd. An additional fundraiser was organized with the support of Joshua Rogol, friend and part of the blueEnergy International Board. In the same year, the Nicaraguan Electricity Company (ENEL) was presented with the design of the solar micro-grid for WWS, which was subsequently approved with positive reviews of both design and compliance with standards for the construction of solar micro-grids.
Through the tripartite agreement signed in March 2017 between blueEnergy, Hermanamiento de Austria, and FADCANIC, the installation of the battery bank was completed. Austrian students of the HTL Braunau Institute participated in the installation in July of the same year.
From September to December 2017, the second and third phases were completed: installation of poles and distribution lines in the Center.
In 2018 the actions for the reinforcement of the roof in the sports field of the center began, with work ending on December 20. Following this, installation of the solar panels began, the last stage of the project.