13 Sep '17, 4pm

Haitian Solar PV Weathers Hurricane Irma

Haitian Solar PV Weathers Hurricane Irma

With the complete toll of Hurricane Irma beginning to reveal itself, renewable energy stakeholders take stock of lessons learned . Haiti-based micro-utility start-up Sigora Haiti is one such group. Holding a concession from the government of Haiti to be sole power provider to some 200,000 in the northwest of the country, Sigora currently supplies power to some 8,000 people via three solar PV micro-grids in Môle-St-Nicolas, Jean Rabel, and Presqu’île. Drew Lebowitz, Sigora’s vice president of operations, spoke with Renewable Energy World from the field about preparing for the hurricane and efforts underway since the storm. “We take hurricane preparedness very seriously–Haiti is prone to the risks of tropical storms and hurricanes so it’s essential to plan for the worst. We’ve been lucky this time, but teamwork and planning certainly helped,” said Lebowitz. By the time REW s...

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