ILA member provides lead batteries for disaster relief
In an emergency situation caused by a natural disaster, one of the first priorities is to restore power. And that is where the ability to provide support comes into its own.
ILA member East Penn did just that by restoring power to residents from the Toro Negro Community in Puerto Rico following 2017’s Hurricane Maria. Lead batteries provided by ILA member, East Penn Manufacturing were paired with a solar microgrid system to provide 26 families in the region of Ciales with clean and reliable energy.
The solar panels run on East Penn’s Deka Solar batteries. These are engineered and tested to provide reliable back-up power for Photovoltaic (PV) and renewable energy applications.
By reducing dependency on the electrical grid, the solar microgrid and lead battery storage systems ensure future resiliency in the face of extreme weather events.
Collaboration between the Puerto Rico Community Foundation (FCPR), non-profit SOMOS Solar, and a key Deka customer Maximo Solar Industries, resulted in an efficient and sustainable energy system for the Toro Negro Community. By reducing dependency on the electrical grid, the solar microgrid and lead battery storage system ensures future resiliency in the face of extreme weather events.
The system is managed by the Puerto Rico Community Foundation (FCPR) with training and maintenance services provided by Maximo Solar Industries.
“East Penn Manufacturing and its wholly-owned subsidiary, MK Battery, are proud to have been a part of such a project to help the wonderful people of Toro Negro get back on their feet after a natural disaster of monumental proportions.” Mark Wels, Vice-President & General Manager, Sales – Reserve Power, East Penn Manufacturing.
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Originally published by Consortium for Battery Innovation.