Disaster Recovery

Brighten Haiti aims to install solar PV on 109 schools in 2022

The group takes donations of discarded but still useful solar modules and offers solar apprenticeships to provide both training and reduced-cost PV systems to schools. August 24, 2021 David Wagman Image: Pixabay A non-profit group called Brighten Haiti said it plans to begin installing PV systems on 109 schools in rural Haiti starting in 2022. …

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Polar Racking chosen by Branson group for St. Thomas solar rebuild

The 6.4 MW Donoe Solar Farm in St. Thomas, damaged in 2017, will use Polar’s PRU fixed-tilt racking system. April 16, 2021 Tim Sylvia Canadian solar mounting system supplier Polar Racking has been selected by BMR Energy as its racking & foundation supplier and mechanical installer to re-build the 6.4 megawatt Donoe Solar Farm in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The Donoe Solar …

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Report outlines rooftop solar and storage for 75% of Puerto Rico’s power, and at a lower cost

Distributed solar and storage should be the focus for $9.6 billion in FEMA funds allocated for Puerto Rico’s grid reconstruction, says a new report based on independent analysis. March 17, 2021 William Driscoll Adding solar and storage to every home in Puerto Rico, plus solar on commercial sites, could provide 75% of the territory’s electricity …

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NYSERDA, Solar Foundation and PathStone launch solar recovery and resilience program in Puerto Rico

The three groups, along with the U.S. Economic Development Administration will be providing $4.5 million to aid in job creation, education and resiliency and recovery measures in the wake of the two major hurricanes that have rocked the island. December 13, 2019 Tim Sylvia With a total of $4.5 million committed, The New York State …

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Energy access for Puerto Ricans two years after Hurricane Maria

By: Roy Torbert, principal, Rocky Mountain Institute and José Juan Terrasa-Soler, director, Resilient Power Puerto Rico Roy Tobert, Rocky Mountain Institute Two years have passed since the worst natural disaster ever to hit the Caribbean devastated Puerto Rico. Thousands of lives were lost due to the lack of basic health services in the immediate aftermath, …

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