Tag: Hurricane Maria

Devastation in Puerto Rico could produce a revolutionary power grid

Devastation in Puerto Rico could produce a revolutionary power grid

Weeks after Hurricane Maria, only 15 per cent of Puerto Rico has electricity By Lewis M. Milford and Mark Muro Disasters often lead to unexpected and swift technology innovation. The calamitous collapse of Puerto Rico’s electricity system might be the next example of that phenomenon. As we know, Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Now, just a few weeks […]

By October 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Solar energy saved Puerto Rican farm from Hurricane Maria

Solar energy saved Puerto Rican farm from Hurricane Maria

Farmer invested $300,000 in solar energy six years ago One Puerto Rican farmer who has managed to weather Hurricane Maria says he hopes Puerto Rico will begin using solar energy and other renewable energy sources to power its grid. Reuters reports Hector Santiago’s solar-powered nursery is up and running while his competitors wait for diesel […]

By October 5, 2017 0 Comments Read More →