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Mooresville business owner donates solar panels to Haiti

The owner of Merino Mill in downtown Mooresville is teaming with a Belmont nonprofit to donate thousands of solar panels to homes and businesses in Haiti.

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — A Mooresville business owner is using improvements to his building to make a difference for people in need in Haiti. 

Michal Bay, the owner of Merino Mill, is teaming with a Belmont nonprofit to donate thousands of solar panels to homes and businesses in Haiti to generate electricity in areas it's currently unavailable. Less than half of Haiti's population has access to electricity, according to The World Bank. 

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Bay estimates the value of the system, which is being removed to install new air conditioning units, is about $2.5 million. He's partnering with Promise For Haiti for the donation. 

Merino Mill hosts several businesses, including Alino Pizzeria, The Barcelona Burger and Beer Garden, Main St. Antiques and The Mill Cyclery. 

Credit: Merino Mill
Merino Mill's owner is donating thousands of solar panels to home and business owners in Haiti to help generate electricity.

Crews recently started dismantling the solar panels so they can be cleaned, packed and transported to Haiti. 

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