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Hurricane Ida: Portable Solar Devices (2021)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Pointe-aux-Chenes, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-09-24

Duration: 00:05:33

Subjects: Hurricane Ida, 2021 | Disaster response and recovery | Solar energy | Renewable energy


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Fox, Josh Interviewee
  • Heegaard, Will Interviewee
  • Upton, Gregory Interviewee
  • Neyhart, Thomas Interviewee


This segment from the September 24, 2021, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the use of a portable solar device as a part of the disaster recovery efforts in Pointe-aux-Chenes, a community in Terrebone Parish without electricity for 22 days following Hurricane Ida. She interviews: Josh Fox, an environmental activist and filmmaker; Will Heegaard, the operations director for the Footprint Project; Gregory Upton, a professor with the LSU Center for Energy Studies; and Thomas Neyhart, the CEO of Posigen.