Designation Level: SolSmart Bronze
Year Designated: 2022
Five rural municipalities in Puerto Rico’s Cordillera Central — Barranquitas, Ciales, Morovis, Orocovis, and Villalba — have achieved SolSmart Bronze, as the first communities in Puerto Rico to receive SolSmart designation! The communities celebrated their achievements at a May 10, 2022 event in Orocovis.
- Participated in trainings on permitting, planning, zoning, and inspection needs for solar in the community.
- Ciales is part of the Mountain Energy Consortium, and has formed an agreement with the Electric Power Authority to install solar at the Toro Negro Hydroelectric Plant. The Mountain Energy Consortium meets regularly to discuss solar matters.