|The Caribbean sun isn't just good for sunbathing. Click for photo credit.|
I remember after Sandy hit the New York area, many areas were without power for weeks. Solar generators were extremely useful to help people get access to energy. They provided opportunities to charge cell phones and other portable devices. Now that solar technology has improved, it is relatively easy to develop home-based solar generators as well as some large-scale generators for vulnerable institutions such as hospitals, water plants, and nursing homes.
This is not the first time that the Caribbean had to rebuild after a disaster. This time, I hope that communities rebuilt with sustainability and local resilience front and center in their plans.