Puerto Rico’s Toro Negro is first solar energy community on the island

Two national companies, SOMOS Solar and Máximo Solar Industries, with the Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico (FCPR), have partnered with the community organization Comunidad Toro Negro, Inc. to create an efficient solar energy system to power the region. The project will provide off-grid solar energy to 25 families who were left without electricity following Hurricane Maria.


The FCPR will continue to provide technical and legal advice to the Comunidad Toro Negro, Inc.  and following the installation, the community will take charge of maintenance and operation. This is an example of what Puerto Rico officials have been trying to do in the country in order to mitigate the damages that hurricane season created.