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BFI Board Member Jonathan Marvel Wants to Rewire Puerto Rico with Solar

Resilient Power Puerto Rico is a new project of Jonathan Marvel, BFI Board Member and Great-Nephew of Buckminster Fuller. He and a team of others are following in Fuller’s footsteps to create a holistic electrical plan for the island. “Architecture is a profession that sees things holistically, that sees things along the lines of systems dynamics, where everything is interrelated,” Marvel says. It has installed six community center arrays so far—20 panels each, with two Tesla batteries (one for backup), each capable of supplying 5 to 6 kWh. More on the micro-grid enabled solar plan can be found here in an article from Wired.