The below listed products - Solar Panels, Batteries, Inverters, Charge Controllers, Solar Panel Mounting Systems - are just the beginning of what we are planning to stock in our warehouse in Puerto Rico. We are determined to help them restore power, in the most sustainable of ways.
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|SimpliPhi Power PHI 3.5kWh Lithium Battery, 48V - Puerto Rico SimpliPhi Power PHI 3.5kWh 48V LFP PR-SIMPHI3.548V SimpliPhi Power PHI 3.5kWh Lithium Battery, 48V - Puerto Rico||$2,995.00|
|SimpliPhi Power PHI 3.5kWh Wall Bracket - Puerto Rico SimpliPhi Power 3.5-B PR-SIMPHIWALLBR SimpliPhi Power PHI 3.5kWh Wall Bracket - Puerto Rico||$159.00|
This past Fall of 2017 was a day that changed Puerto Rico forever. Hurricane Maria tore across the island, destroying almost everything in her path. Puerto Rico's infrastructure was damaged beyond recognition. Homes, roads, power, and clean water, gone. To make matters worse, a combination of politics, aging and poorly maintained equipment, and rough terrain combined to make rebuilding the electric grid a monumental task, that will likely take years to complete. As a result, any of those who remained on the island have been without the basics like running water, lights, refrigeration, and a way to cool the houses that still stand. Fuel shortages rendered generators useless, or too expensive to run.
An interesting phenomenon was pointed out to us by many people who called us from the island, when they were eventually able to drive to mountain tops to get cell phone reception. Most homes that had solar panels installed on their roofs still have both the roof and the panels. Some of the panels may have been damaged by flying debris, but the majority of the roof mounted solar systems were spared. The irony of this is that without the electric grid, their grid-tied solar systems were useless. Grid-tied solar systems are required to shut down when the grid goes down, to protect the line workers repairing the lines. Homeowners are calling us to help add a battery bank to their existing solar systems to make them useful without the grid. Read entire BLOG here.
The above products are just the beginning of what we are planning to stock in our warehouse in Puerto Rico. We are determined to help them restore power, in the most sustainable of ways.