WiFi for Schools

We helped out with the installation of network antennas and wifi equipment for schools around the island. These network nodes not only provide internet for the schools, but also contribute to the resilience of the island-wide network. The next phase of this project is to outfit each node with solar power and a battery backup … Continue reading WiFi for Schools

6 Month Anniversary

Yesterday marked six months after Hurricane Maria and we woke up in the morning on Vieques in yet another blackout. According to Puerto Rico's Power Authority, 103,000 people still don't have electricity — and even those who do cannot rely on it. The next Atlantic hurricane season starts in just three months and we have barely started … Continue reading 6 Month Anniversary

Power by the People

  We participated in a training for solar power installers in Utuado with a group called Electricidad por el Pueblo. We worked on logistics, translation, and hands-on training for the group organizing the course. The turnout was awesome and the students got to see two full residential systems go together from design to completion. Hopefully … Continue reading Power by the People

Puerto Rico Se Levanta

December is behind us and we're finally catching our breath after a wet, beautiful, long, fun, exhausting, rewarding trip. After leaving Inagua and skirting the coast of Hispanola, we crossed the infamous Mona Passage in flat calm with no trouble. We made our first landfall at Cabo Rojo on the western coast of Puerto Rico … Continue reading Puerto Rico Se Levanta

Marathon to Great Inagua

  A stopover in Marathon, FL gave us a first glimpse of severe damage from this devastating hurricane season. The Florida Keys took a direct hit from Irma just before Maria made her way through the Caribbean. Marathon is the home port of S/V Relentless and it was a very bittersweet homecoming from our travels … Continue reading Marathon to Great Inagua