Lighting Up Puerto Rico With a DIY Gizmo
Human ingenuity tends to shine during dark times. In Puerto Rico, in the wake of a hurricane that left millions without power, some remote parts of the island still struggle to access electricity for daily necessities. Cue the know-how of California-based Jehu Garcia, who built a solar generator that pulls energy from solar panels. He has worked with Javier Camacho, a San Juan resident and unemployed software engineer, to produce and distribute this “battery in a box,” bringing immediate short-term power restoration to thousands of Puerto Ricans.