The Gift of Solar in Puerto Rico...Philanthropy and Climate Change


Location: Zoom

Pr Energy Week 2020

With the goal of “promoting solar energy for a more equitable world,” the Honnold Foundation has partnered with Casa Pueblo in the mountain town of Adjuntas to create the first cooperatively managed, community-owned solar microgrid on the island. Rivian is providing second life batteries from its sustainable vehicle fleet, and REC Group has sent solar panels. This presentation and conversation will show how courageous individuals are overcoming obstacles to provide clean energy and resiliency to a community battered by hurricanes, earthquakes, and the coronavirus.

This discussion will be moderated by Alvaro Carrillo Marcano (’22), an accounting and political science major and president of the Puerto Rican Student Association of the University of Notre Dame (PRSAND). Carrillo Marcano invites students to join PRSAND, which is a new student group on campus.


Dory Trimble, executive director of the Honnold Foundation
Arturo Massol Deyá, executive director of Casa Pueblo

Registration for this event must be made no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 27. Students may also register for a 30-minute breakout session with Dory Trimble or Arturo Massol Deyá after the event.

Go here for details and to register for this event

Co-sponsored by the Puerto Rican Student Association of the University of Notre Dame (PRSAND), and featured as a part of ND Energy's 14th Annual Energy Week