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Public Collaborative for Puerto Rico’s Energy Future

The devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria unveiled the opportunity for and urgency of a significant reformation of Puerto Rico’s electricity system. The report, created along with the Institute for a Competitive and Sustainable Economy (ICSE), showcases the recommendations created by a diverse group of participants, reflecting…

In the face of unprecedented, record-breaking storms due to climate change, how can we keep the lights on and the critical services running?

We know how.

RMI, in partnership with Clinton Foundation and FCX Solar, set out to answer the question of why some solar PV systems survive hurricanes virtually unscathed while others suffer extensive damage. The Solar Under Storm reports discuss the root causes of PV system failures from hurricanes and describe recommendations for building more resilient solar PV systems.

To read both Solar Under Storm reports click the download button above.

Read our blog posts on storm survivability for rooftop solar and ground-mounted solar.

The solar array on Atlantic Stone’s roof (FortisTCI’s customer) on Providenciales, Turks & Caicos, survived the wrath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017