When Will Power Come Back To Puerto Rico? Depends Who You Ask

 Roberto "Coco" Viruet washes clothes in the community laundry room in La Perla. Viruet says it's been "too long" without power in his neighborhood. - Greg Allen/NPR

Roberto "Coco" Viruet washes clothes in the community laundry room in La Perla. Viruet says it's been "too long" without power in his neighborhood. - Greg Allen/NPR

NPR reported yesterday that, although there is progress, restoring power to Puerto Rico is still months away. An executive with Sonnen, a company based in Germany, which has been selling solar powered battery systems to Puerto Rico since last year, was quoted in the article as saying, "There is now an opportunity going forward in Puerto Rico to build some resiliency into the grid." He says that micro-grids with solar energy and battery storage are a must on the island because the "next time a big hurricane comes we won't lose the power lines again" and be down for 60 days.

This is Day 58 with no power. We are at 30% of our goal to provide small solar kits and gravity lights to rural communities throughout Puerto Rico. Help us meet our goal and let's get our neighbors in Puerto Rico back on their feet.