top of page

ECS Shining A Light BECA  recipient

At Emerald Coast Solar, we do more than install solar systems and generators. We believe that, as a business, we have a responsibility to give back to the community we live in and the communities we work in. To that end, we dedicate a portion of our profits, from each solar system we install, to a charity in the home owners community. We also hold fund raising events and participate in community events.

 As well, we have established the Shining A Light Beca. This is an annual Bursary/Scholarship, available to one graduating student, living in the areas we live and work in, who is continuing  onto higher education, in a field of study that will benefit our planet.

We have supported

Miguel Gualberto through his entire 4 year post secondary education.

miguel 01.jpg

Miguel grew up in Chuburná Puerto as the eldest of 7 children. Tragedy struck his family early when his father was killed in a fishing accident when Miguel was a young boy. Growing up as the eldest in a single parent home could have set a far different course for Miguel, but he stayed true to his path earning top marks throughout elementary, secundaria and prepa. In fact, he did so well, he was invited to apply to Prep Uno at his completion of Secundaria. Only the best are offered the opportunity to apply and only the best of these applicants are accepted.

Miguel was not only accepted but, continued to excel, graduating Prepa Uno with an 85% average. He accomplished this even though his home life was again turned upside down when he and his siblings had to go to live with his grandparents for his final year of Prepa.


Miguel is also, one of the original students to have been sponsored through the Apoyo Escolar Chuburná  Puerto Program. It is this sponsorship, from grade 4 through graduation, that allowed him to focus on his studies and kept him from leaving school to help support the family.

Miguel and jo.jpg

Miguel recently expressed his thank to us through a Face Book post.


Gracias a Dios siempre he sido una persona que siempre se ha esforzado por salir adelante y uno de los principales factores ha sido la empresa Emerald Coast Solar que siempre me ha sabido instruir en esta hermosa formación de ser ingeniero en energías renovables siempre voy a estar agradecido con Jo-Anne Hugh y Anthony Hugh por esta oportunidad que me ha dado de formarme y sobresalir en mi ingeniería

Thank God I have always been a person who has always strived to get ahead and one of the main factors has been the company Emerald Coast Solar which has always known to instruct me in this beautiful training of be an engineer in renewable energies always will be thankful with Jo-Anne Hugh y Anthony Hugh for this opportunity it has given me to train and excel in my engineering

Miguel will complete a program of study focusing on renewable energy, specializing in solar systems and applications in less than one year and is one of only three remaining students in the program. All other students have dropped out for various reasons.

All of us at Emerald Coast Solar are proud to be able to help Miguel continue his educational journey and wish him every success in his endeavors.

bottom of page