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Puerto rico went dark 6 months ago. could a solar smart grid prevent the next energy disaster?

BY NSIKAN AKPAN

March 30, 2018 - A smart grid is a type of virtual power plant that relies on a self-thinking network of microgrids. It can autonomously communicate where excess energy is being produce, and then decide how to transmit this juice along power lines.

Case study: sonnen brings electricity back to puerto rican mountain school

BY KELSEY MISBRENER

April 3, 2018 - As of March 20, more than 120,000 Puerto Ricans still didn’t have electricity as a result of Hurricane Maria, according to Vox. Battery manufacturer sonnen has helped bring dependable electricity in the form of microgrids to some crucial Puerto Rican community centers.

When will power come back to puerto rico? depends who you ask

BY GREG ALLEN AND MARISA PENALOZA

November 16, 2017 - Getting the lights back on in Puerto Rico is a far more a intensive task compared with the mainland, which was able to restore power quickly after hurricanes hit Florida and Texas.