Solar Provider Sunnova Working with Government Authorities to Provide Power to Puerto Rico

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HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sunnova
Energy Corporation
, the largest residential solar provider in Puerto
Rico, is working to send energy storage systems (batteries) to the
island to integrate into existing solar installations. The batteries are
part of an effort to solve the immediate needs of Puerto Rican customers
and to create a more resilient, long-term power service for the island’s
energy infrastructure, which must be almost entirely rebuilt.

Speaking about the company’s efforts, Sunnova Chief Executive Officer
John Berger made the following statement:

“Sunnova is working directly with Governor Rosselló’s team and the Trump
administration to assist in the recovery and restoration of power to
residents facing prolonged electricity outages,” Berger said. “Prior to
the storm, Sunnova had just under 10,000 systems installed. Right now,
we are working to get those systems back on line and to provide our
customers with battery storage to provide critical electricity services
while the work to restore and rebuild the grid commences.”

“We are encouraged to see the governor and federal government
demonstrating strong leadership in the face of such adversity, the likes
of which we’ve seldom seen before,” Berger added. “This is a seminal
moment, as crises often are, where we will see the energy business
fundamentally change because of what’s happening now. Solar and
batteries will be a necessity for short-term needs and long-term energy
planning. The grid in Puerto Rico needs to be rebuilt to become more
resilient, and that includes one with distributed solar and batteries.”

To help aid in recovery, Sunnova has sent members of its Houston-based
team to Puerto Rico to support local employees already assessing the
damage and repairing solar systems. The Houston team went equipped with
recovery supplies – including generators, satellite phones, solar
backpacks and other inventory – to support employees on the island.

“We want Puerto Rico to know that in the immediacy of the situation, we
are here to help in any way we can,” Berger said.

About Sunnova

Sunnova Energy Corporation is a different kind of power company,
offering rooftop solar service to homeowners in the United States and
its territories through our network of local sales and installation
partners. Our mission is to change the energy industry by providing the
choice of low-cost, worry-free solar power that generates long-term
savings for our customers and continued business growth for partners.

For more information about Sunnova Energy Corporation, visit www.sunnova.com,
follow @Sunnova_Solar on Twitter, and connect with us on Facebook and
LinkedIn.

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