Over the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, the southwest of Puerto Rico was rocked by a series of earthquakes. In early February, Sail Relief Team went to several of the Centros de Apoyo Mutuo in the affected areas to help install and maintain solar systems. A Centro de Apoyo Mutuo (CAM for short) is a community center and often the hub of a support network in more rural areas. Many CAMs are the only place in their regions with off-grid power and are of critical importance during natural disasters when aid can be weeks or months in arriving.
As with all of our solar installs in Puerto Rico, we remain connected with the institutions to troubleshoot issues. We are so grateful to the partner organizations for offering their time and energy to get this work done.