Tropical storms have devastated parts of the continental U.S. and U.S. Territories, leaving many without power. Puerto Rico’s electrical grid has been entirely knocked out with restoration estimated to take four to six months to complete. The solar industry has a unique opportunity to provide support for those impacted by these storms by donating products, along with volunteering and contributing to relief efforts.
SEIA is proud to have helped coordinate these efforts with the support of the industry at large. We developed partnerships and worked with agencies to most efficiently and effectively deliver supplies. In order to best serve communities in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, SEIA is pleased to now turn our support to the Solar Saves Lives initiative, which is able to expand upon the work that has been done to-date by the association. This new initiative will be able to accept tax deductible donations, and is focusing its initial efforts on restoring power to medical facilities in Puerto Rico.
If you have already undertaken efforts to support hurricane relief, please let us know so that we can share information with Governors, Members of Congress and other stakeholders who are inquiring.