Maximo Solar Industries, is the first runner-up of Solar Power 2018 Most Forward-Thinking Award


The foundation donates solar-plus-storage systems to community centers that serve residents who have critical life-saving device needs. It’s also focusing on solar backup for businesses to keep the lights on and business running if another storm hits.

An award given by Solar Power World, the leading online and print resource for news and information regarding solar installation, development and technology.

Puerto Rico suffered immense damage after Hurricane Maria knocked out power to the island in 2017. With hurricane season again approaching, some solar and storage companies have jumped to action to try and bring some energy independence to the island in the case of another disaster. Puerto Rico-based Maximo Solar Industries (No. 150 on the 2018 Top Solar Contractors list) is one of those companies. It aims to build solar-plus-storage infrastructure on the island to ensure critical places don’t lose energy if another hurricane strikes.

The photos showcase Maximo’s installations for Casa Pueblo, a community self-management project committed to the appreciation and protection of natural, cultural and human resources.

“We are positive that the opportunities that are emerging in Puerto Rico will render a more resilient and sustainable island. We expanded our efforts to support organizations that facilitate community support to elderly centers, kid orphanages, rural aqueducts and medical centers, where energy plays a big role in humanitarian relief. Maximo Solar and SOMOS Solar are helping to fill the gap to maximize resources into a result-driven microgrid and utility interactive energy storage solution to customers all around zones impacted by Hurricane Maria.”

-Maximo Torres, CEO

Author- Kelsey Misbrener of Solar Power World

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