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Vermont utility announces emissions-free “zero outages” initiative

Green Mountain Power targets zero power outages by 2030, backed by a strong contribution from solar, wind, and energy storage linked in microgrids.

Puerto Rico supermarket chain to add rooftop and carport solar

The Plaza Loiza supermarkets will add up to 5 MW of rooftop solar generating capacity across eight stores, with its first location in Carolinas projected to provide a 60% reduction in its energy needs.

Center for Biological Diversity sues FEMA to disclose funding for renewables versus fossils

With billions of dollars of federal disaster relief funding having been allocated to restore energy infrastructure, the Center for Biological Diversity has filed a lawsuit to obtain federal records on how that money has been spent.

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Biden admin seeks $3 billion for rooftop solar and storage in Puerto Rico

The unincorporated territory continually suffers from grid blackouts following the landfall of hurricanes.

ComEd to roll out residential energy storage systems for grid resiliency in northern Illinois

Initial demonstration projects are focused on select customers that have experienced outages in recent years.

Off-grid solar plus storage EV ARC systems to be deployed by Puerto Rico government agencies

Puerto Rico’s power grid requires more than $130 billion in repairs after recent hurricanes. Solar and storage companies have provided distributed energy solutions in the aftermath of increasing storms.

Solar PV Sidewalks: A pedestrian’s guide to grid intermittency solutions

Solar Earth claims its 42-Watt sidewalk-mounted PV system can provide 75% of a traffic intersection’s power in an outage, while the utility will have to cover the remainder with batteries or a generator.

American Red Cross building goes net zero with New Jersey rooftop PV deployment

The Red Cross’ New Jersey rooftop solar system will produce roughly 2.7 GWh of electricity over the next 20 years, the equivalent of powering 19 homes.

EIA study finds high solar penetration states showed resiliency to major power outages

The EIA study found that increasing solar states experienced outages of less than 102 minutes, while states with prohibitive markets for solar saw outages of more than 19 hours.

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Sunrun selected to deploy 17 MW VPP network in Puerto Rico

The virtual power plant will combine more than 7,000 Sunrun solar plus battery systems installed at Puerto Rico homes.

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