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Powering communities & saving lives with solar + storage micro-grids

We provide aid to individuals and entire communities in need, including those impacted by energy instability, who would benefit from clean, reliable and affordable energy.

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When hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in 2017...

  • In 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, destroying the power grid and plummeting its people into darkness.
  • Immediately after the hurricane, the del Sol Foundation for Energy Security was founded with the mission to bring life-saving solar micro-grids to Puerto Rico, providing reliable power and enabling the community to rebuild.
  • In Dec 2017, Sonnen installed lavandarias to help people get access to clean water and basic refrigeration
  • In 2018 there were 12 microgrid installed and running across PR, providing water, food, basic power, healthcare services, etc.
  • Today we are actively looking for more microgrid sites as the island head into hurricane season.

The del Sol Impact

12

Remote communities served

Active community micro-grids providing life-changing power across Puerto Rico

4,000+

People served daily

Our community micro-grids service people with daily access with daily access to basic electricity

Life Saving Clean Water

Providing power to purify water for washing clothes as an alternative to using contaminated river water.

Emergency Health Care

Saving lives by powering remote healthcare clinics to provide easy access emergency medical care.

Solar Powered Schools

Powering lights, computers, internet, kitchens and refrigeration at remote schools, enabling education to continue.

Basic Access to Power

Providing access to basic power that provides normalcy in the face of disasterous power outages empowering communities to rebuild.

Current del Sol Foundation Projects

The Lighthouse Project

An “Energy Safety Net” that provides hope, relief, and resiliency for the people of Puerto Rico-

The objective of The Lighthouse Project is to build an island wide network of life saving humanitarian microgrids, serving as “Puerto Rico’s energy safety net”, therefore providing hope and relief. The Lighthouse Community of microgrids will operate entirely independent of the electricity grid, providing energy security, peace of mind and energy.

1,800,000

Meals Served Per Month

900,000

Cell Phones Partially Charged

600,000

Washing Machine Loads

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Under the The Lighthouse Project

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Our other projects

We provide aid to individuals and entire communities in need, including those impacted by energy instability, who would benefit from clean, reliable and affordable energy.

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LISTEN TO STORIES FROM PUERTO RICO

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Del sol foundation's solar + storage microgrids create lasting impact and glimpse of a resilient future for puerto rico

PRESS RELEASE

Sonnen demonstrates the power of solar + storage microgrids in puerto rico

BY KYLE FIELDS

During puerto rico’s blackout, solar microgrids kept the lights on

BY ADELE PETERS