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Blue Planet Energy bolsters Puerto Rico recovery

Blue Planet Energy, a provider of powerful and safe off-grid energy storage, has announced the deployment of itsà‚ Blue Ionà‚ energy storage systems at critical sites for recovery and electrification efforts in Puerto Rico.

Blue Ion units are powering a clean water pumping system in the Corozal municipality and a volunteer housing facility in the Isabela municipality, regions which have not had reliable power since Hurricane Maria’s landfall in Puerto Rico in September 2017.
Devastation of Puerto Rico following storm
Blue Planet Energy deployed a 16-kilowatt hour Blue Ion 2.0 battery unit at a well pumping system deployed in Corozal by international sustainable water solutions firm Water Mission.

Paired with a 7-kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic system, the unit provides resilient off-grid power for the clean water pump station in Corozal’s remote Palos Blancos neighborhood, where some residents were previously forced to leave due to limited access to clean water and no access to reliable electricity.

Completed through partnerships with the non-profità‚ Coastal Marine Resource Centerà‚ (CMRC) and solar design and installation firmà‚ New Energy Consultants & Contracting, the Blue Ion provides robust off-grid energy storage to the center. Prior to the installation, the center was left with no access to electricity. The system now allows the center to store excess solar energy generated during the day for use when the sun goes down.

CMRC plans to install more than 100 solar-plus-storage systems at community centers to boost recovery operations in the island’s most under-served regions.