The Solar Outreach System, currently located at ReVision’s HQ in South Portland, that is going to the Bahamas.

In response to the Hurricane Dorian disaster, ReVision Energy is sending an emergency solar power unit to the Bahamas that will provide 24/7 electricity for lighting, critical medication refrigeration, cell phone and laptop charging, and other emergency power needs. The company collaborated with other solar companies to sen d three identical trailers to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, all three of which are now being shipped to the Bahamas to aid first responders and victims.

“Thousands of Bahamians are without food, water, electricity and shelter, so we are sending an emergency solar power unit filled with disaster relief supplies to help,” said ReVision Energy co-founder, Phil Coupe, who worked with the global disaster relief agency Amurtel and other solar companies on the industry’s response to Hurricane Maria in 2017.

One of the original units on the ground in Puerto Rico.

ReVision Energy is seeking donations of supplies to fill the Maine-based solar power unit before shipping to the Bahamas, including strong tarps, cleaning supplies, 5 gallon contractor buckets, cans of ready to eat food with flip tops, disposable baby diapers, packages of handwipes and other hand sanitizing items, bar soap, clothing detergent, small towels, band aids, paper products ( paper towels, toilet paper), crayons and paper tablets for children.

Donations can dropped off at ReVision Energy locations during regular business hours, 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.

Designed by solar energy engineers from companies in the www.amicussolar.com national co-op, the emergency solar power unit is an enclosed trailer with six photovoltaic panels and eight deep cycle batteries that feed a total of 30 electrical outlets (two in each gray cubby) on the exterior of the trailer so people can plug in devices and appliances that need power.

Cash donations from a group of New Hampshire-based Rotary International groups helped pay for the trailers and batteries, while the solar panels and construction labor were donated by ReVision Energy ¬†and other Amicus solar companies in the northeast. The original effort was called “Power on Puerto Rico” ( https://www.facebook.com/PoweronPuertoRico/)

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