Donate A Life Saving Community Microgrid - Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017 as a category 5 hurricane, destroying the electrical grid, severely damaging most buildings, and leaving Puerto Rico in a state of humanitarian crisis. Directly following the hurricane, the del Sol Foundation in partnership with sonnen and Pura Energía, donated and installed 12 solar-powered microgrids in the areas most affected by the storm.
To this day, the 12 humanitarian microgrids installed as part of the Puerto Rico Energy Security Initiative, continue to provide a long-term energy safety net, immediate energy capacity for life-saving services, and the humanizing return to normalcy that access to electricity can create for thousands of Puerto Ricans on a daily basis.
The microgrids donated by sonnen and the del sol Foundation For Energy Security prove the concept that residential scale solar powered microgrids save lives, unify communities, and can also play a crucial role in future disaster recovery.
Our community microgrid project continues today as we work with our partners in Puerto Rico to identify new sites where microgrids provide protection against future storms and provide local communities with a way to use clean, relaible energy for years to come. Join us and donate towards our next local microgrid.