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The effort, which was coordinated on the ground in partnership with San Juan fire chief
The first solar system, a 4kW solar array with battery storage, was installed yesterday at the Barrio Obrero fire station in San Juan. The second installation is planned for today at another local fire station. The water desalination and purification systems will be deployed over the next several days.
“It appears the federal emergency response is focused on diesel to repower the island,” said
“Our hearts go out to the millions affected by recent hurricanes, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to provide quick relief in Puerto Rico,” said
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