In May 2022, five rural municipalities in Puerto Rico’s Cordillera Central — Barranquitas, Ciales, Morovis, Orocovis, and Villalba — were the first communities in Puerto Rico to receive SolSmart designation! The communities celebrated their achievements at an event event in Orocovis.
- Participation in trainings on permitting, planning, zoning, and inspection needs for solar in the community.
- Orocovis 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.