Can DIY Solar Panels Solve Puerto Rico’s Power Crisis?
This week marks five months since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, plunging the island into the worst blackout in American history. Chris recently went to the U.S. territory to meet a man who has made it his mission to bring power back to his people via DIY solar tech — all with the help of a YouTube creator.
Donations for Power 2 Puerto Rico:
Amazon wish list for solar materials:
Sources & Further Reading:
Puerto Rico governor announces privatization of power utility
Could A DIY Gizmo Light Up Puerto Rico?
The story of Puerto Rico’s power grid is the story of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Goes Dark
Explosion cuts power in Puerto Rico
Producer: Chris James
Editor: Will Colby
Director of Photography: Michael Crommett
Drone footage courtesy: Jehu Garcia
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