UT Journalism Fellow Eliván Martinez Mercado made front-page news recently with his coverage of problems consumers face with rooftop solar systems in Puerto Rico. The story, written in collaboration with USA Today reporter Rick Jervis and the Center for Investigative Journalism, focuses on Sunnova, a Texas-based company that owns the lion's share of Puerto Rico’s residential solar market. The company is plagued by hundreds of complaints and accused of running a virtual monopoly that could hamper Puerto Rico’s move toward a decentralized grid featuring distributed energy resources. Read more.
UT Energy Journalism Fellow covers controversy surrounding Texas-based solar market provider in Puerto Rico
March 29, 2019