Puerto Rico

Conditional Commitment to Clean Flexible Energy to Build Utility-Scale Solar Generation& Storage in Puerto Rico

Leer en español The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Loan Programs Office (LPO) yesterday announced a conditional commitment for a loan guarantee of up to $861.3 million to Clean Flexible Energy, LLC. The loan guarantee will finance the construction of two solar photovoltaic (PV) farms equipped with battery storage and … [continued]

$325 Million to Fund Solar & Battery Storage for Community Healthcare Facilities & Multi-Family Housing…

Building on DOE’s Programa Acceso Solar for Single Family Households, New $325 Million Funding Will Improve Energy Resilience for Even More Vulnerable Puerto Rican Communities Lea este anuncio en español COAMO, PUERTO RICO — Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced its intent to issue a $325 million funding opportunity … [continued]

Midjourney-generated image of an urban pedestrian street in a modern small city full of people walking and riding scooters on a sunny day, interesting building facades, lots of color.

Investing in America: Biden-Harris Administration Announces $1.8 Billion in Infrastructure Grants Across the Country

From improving road safety to revitalizing communities and creating economic opportunity, all 50 states, four territories, and the District of Columbia will receive RAISE grants this year from President Biden’s infrastructure law  WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced $1.8 billion in awards from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure … [continued]

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U.S. Department of Energy & FEMA Study Finds Puerto Rico Can Achieve 100% Renewable Energy…

The PR100 Study Outlines Viable Pathways to Securing a Renewable, Resilient and Reliable Grid; To Maximize Impact DOE Sets Launch Date for Low-Income Households to Apply for Subsidized Residential Solar and Battery Systems San Juan, Puerto Rico — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency … [continued]

Researchers from PNNL, five other national laboratories, and DOE worked with stakeholders in Puerto Rico to outline a path toward building a fully renewable power grid by 2050. (Photo by Andrea Starr)

More Rapid Renewable Energy & Energy Storage Deployment Needed for a Resilient Power Grid in…

Results of the PR100 study outline near- and short-term strategies for Puerto Rico to achieve a renewable power grid by 2050 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—With lots of solar and wind power, energy storage, and advanced extreme weather impact modeling, Puerto Rico could achieve a 100% renewable power grid by 2050. … [continued]

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm announces a slate of solar companies and nonprofits selected to install rooftop solar and battery storage systems for vulnerable households in Puerto Rico through the Puerto Rico Energy Resilience Fund (PR-ERF).

Advancing Puerto Rico’s Grid Recovery & Modernization in 2023

Natural disasters in recent memory have posed significant challenges to Puerto Rico’s electrical grid and the more than three million residents it serves. In September 2017, Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused most of the transmission and distribution system in Puerto Rico to collapse, leading to one of the longest blackouts … [continued]

U.S. Department of Energy: $13 Million to Connect More Puerto Rico Communities with Residential Solar…

Funding Will Support Direct Outreach Efforts to Connect Up to 40,000 Vulnerable Households with Solar Panels; Part of a $1 Billion Commitment to Increase Resilience for Puerto Rican Households WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced a slate of community groups and nonprofits selected to receive up to … [continued]