Idaho-based renewable power company’s new campaign focuses on providing free power for the more than 11,000 Puerto Ricans still without electricity with hurricane season already underway.July 9, 2018 (Pocatello, ID) - Inergy, the Idaho-based renewable power company, has made a bold promise with its new campaign #EmpowerPuertoRico. Through July 22nd, Inergy will donate a solar-powered generator kit to a family in Puerto Rico for each kit purchased through the Empower Puerto Rico program. The kits will provide critical power for refrigeration, lights, medical equipment and cooling fans to families still without power more than nine months post-Hurricane Maria.
Rebuilding infrastructure in remote places like Puerto Rico is difficult, but Inergy’s lightweight, portable solar powered generator, the Kodiak, can provide power while infrastructure is still being rebuilt. The 20-lb. Kodiak stores energy captured from the sun using solar panels and is capable of powering a refrigerator both day and night for extended periods, or even medical equipment necessary to sustain life. “The Kodiak brings reliable power to any location the sun touches, and replaces power where it has been lost,” said Luangrath. “In places like Puerto Rico, where power infrastructure has been lost due to a natural disaster, this portable system can provide the means necessary for people to get back on their feet, and back to a normal life.”Hurricane Maria struck the island of Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, and more than nine months later, estimates show that more than 11,000 people remain without power going into the 2018 hurricane season, leaving an already-vulnerable group in significant danger. “We rely on electricity for so many things, like refrigeration, cooling, heating, and life-saving and life-sustaining medical devices,” said Luangrath. “What we take for granted where power infrastructure is secure, is now a life or death matter for the people of Puerto Rico.”
To help a family in Puerto Rico, visit the Empower Puerto Rico program web site to learn more about the “buy one, donate one” program.About Inergy
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