Beach to Beacon Taps Solar Generator Built by Two Maine Companies
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Via Mainebiz, ReVision Energy and Pika Energy collaborated on the latest Solar Outreach System trailer that will be delivered to Puerto Rico as a part of the relief effort.
As an expected 6,500 runners navigate Saturday’s TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race, a solar generator built by two Maine companies will be powering operations at the finish line.
Loudspeakers and other equipment will use electricity from a “Solar Outreach System” designed and assembled by ReVision Energy, a solar equipment installer headquartered in South Portland, and Pika Energy, a Westbrook-based maker of solar energy storage products.
ReVision is part of a cooperative of about 50 American solar companies, working with a disaster relief agency in Puerto Rico to provide portable emergency power trailers. The first three units were recently manufactured in the North Andover, Mass. warehouse of ReVision Energy.
Co-founder Phil Coupe said, “With almost one million American citizens on Puerto Rico still needing power, we have a responsibility to do all we can to provide urgent relief.”
Each unit can provide 300 to 400 watts of emergency power while simultaneously purifying up to 600 gallons water a day. They will be loaned to the communities for the duration of their need and then be redeployed to other disaster areas around the globe as needs and events dictate. If you would like to contribute to the cause, please visit the Amurtel website.