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Solar Responders in Morovis, Puerto Rico

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Solar Responders in Morovis, Puerto Rico
Solar Responders in Morovis, Puerto Rico
Solar Responders in Morovis, Puerto Rico
Solar Responders in Morovis, Puerto Rico
Solar Responders in Morovis, Puerto Rico
Solar Responders in Morovis, Puerto Rico
Solar Responders in Morovis, Puerto Rico
Solar Responders in Morovis, Puerto Rico
Solar Responders in Morovis, Puerto Rico
Solar Responders in Morovis, Puerto Rico
Solar Responders in Morovis, Puerto Rico
Solar Responders in Morovis, Puerto Rico
Solar Responders in Morovis, Puerto Rico
Solar Responders in Morovis, Puerto Rico
Solar Responders in Morovis, Puerto Rico
Solar Responders in Morovis, Puerto Rico

Summary

Solar Responders will install 30 solar panels and 2 Tesla Powerwalls on the Morovis, Puerto Rico fire station so firefighters can save lives when the power grid fails.

$70,000
total goal
$68,399
remaining
32
donors
2
monthly donors
2
months

Challenge

In September 2017, Hurricane Maria knocked out power to 100% of Puerto Rico's 3.4 million residents and first responder stations. An estimated 2,975 people died, making it the deadliest natural disaster in US history and the longest blackout in 100 years. Without any form of power, first responders lose the capacity to effectively receive emergency calls from 911 dispatchers, charge radios, operate computer systems to communicate and coordinate mutual aid and respond to emergencies.

Solution

Solar Responders manages the end-to-end solar and battery storage installations on first responder stations, including selection, design and procurement, installation, and training. Solar panels will produce enough energy to power the critical loads of the first responder stations. They will also charge batteries, which will power those same needs during the evening and during periods of inadequate sunlight. Our work will have both short and long-term social, environmental, and financial impact.

Long-Term Impact

Reliable power along with local partnerships will ensure first responders can save lives and respond to emergencies. The installation will save the fire department an estimated $4,000 on electrical bills and provide a CO2 offset of 11.5 metric tons/year. The project will train over 25 firefighters in solar power and battery storage maintenance.

Resources

https:/​/​www.solarresponders.org
Rincon Fire Station Solar Installation

Organization Information

Solar Responders

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @solarresponders
Project Leader:
Hunter Johansson
New York, NY United States

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