CleanChoice Energy is partnering with MPOWERD, a solar lantern manufacturer that works with nonprofits to disseminate lights to those most in need, to gift solar lanterns to those impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Through this partnership, CleanChoice will gift 1,000 lights which will be disseminated via MPOWERD’s non-profit network.
“For decades, scientists have been warning us of the threats of climate change, including more severe hurricanes and storms. CleanChoice Energy is committed to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and speeding the transition to clean energy. We all need to work together to solve climate change and help the communities most impacted,” said Tom Matzzie, founder and CEO of CleanChoice Energy. “We hope these solar lanterns will provide at least a small measure of relief to those affected by Hurricane Dorian.”
Hurricane Dorian has caused massive amounts of destruction in the Bahamas and the Southeast United States. As with most large-scale natural disasters, residents often find themselves without access to electricity for days, weeks, or even months. Solar lanterns can provide immediate, much-needed access to light until power is restored.
“As mission-aligned companies focused on clean technology, we are proud to be partnering with CleanChoice Energy in providing solar lanterns to those affected by Hurricane Dorian; light is a critical necessity both during a natural disaster and during the recovery period,” said Seungah Jeong, CEO of MPOWERD.
— Solar Builder magazine