On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico. Violent winds and rain destroyed the island’s power grid, leaving millions without electricity. When the storm subsided, relief efforts came and went, but for many, power outages remained a reality. During this time, Goal Zero partnered with hard-working organizations to send solar panels, batteries, and lights to those in need.
One of those organizations was Light Up Puerto Rico. Over the course of seven months, groups involved with the Utah-based relief effort flew down to the island with Goal Zero product. Volunteers walked and drove through villages handing out thousands of Torch 250 flashlights along the way. Families shared Goal Zero Yeti power stations, using the Yeti to power their homes and passing it along to the next person in need when their own power came back. For some, regaining access to power meant the difference between life and death, with the ability to run critical medical devices on the line. For others, it meant finally being able to refrigerate food or simply communicate with family and friends once again.
Recent and reoccurring storms throughout New Zealand could be the motivation for more families to prepare for disaster. The wind-storm which smashed Auckland in April left 100,000 homes without power. When disaster strikes, keeping warm, fed and watered are most important.
Goal Zero was created for situations such as these. Created to deliver “smart, portable power solutions designed for everyone, everywhere.”
Goal Zero portable solar panels allow you to harness the sun, storing power in the Yeti Portable Power Stations for use anytime, anywhere.
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