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After Hurricane Maria, Some See Solar Energy As Viable Alternative In Puerto Rico

Solar panels set up by Tesla Industries are seen at a hospital in Vieques, Puerto Rico, on Nov. 27, 2017. (Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images)
Solar panels set up by Tesla Industries are seen at a hospital in Vieques, Puerto Rico, on Nov. 27, 2017. (Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images)

Immediately after Hurricane Maria, a community center called Casa Pueblo in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, provided its neighbors with solar energy. A few months after the event, some believe it’s possible that renewable energy could light up the whole island.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Arturo Massol Deyá, Casa Pueblo’s co-director, about the alternatives Puerto Ricans have for renewable energy.

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