Disaster Recovery

Solar + storage to survive disasters

A research note by Roth Capital Partners predicts the residential storage market in the United States to grow more quickly than expected. This prediction is founded just as much in disaster mitigation as it in economic viability.

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PVEL & Heliolytics team up for solar disaster investigation

The two companies have teamed up to provide an Incident Response service to help asset owners and managers recover from natural disasters, including providing data to file more accurate insurance claims.

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A dream of distributed generation powering New Jersey

Gridworks, GridLab and the Center for Renewables Integration have authored a paper which outlines the benefits of and necessary steps to most effectively power the state’s 100% clean energy target with distributed energy resources.

Solar insurance needs to “reset benchmark” with higher loss expectancy

Solar insurance company GCube is suggesting that renewable developers in the United States consider slightly higher loss expectancy in the risk models due to accelerated installation times, newer more complex hardware, O&M budget tightening, and great natural disaster risk.

As corporate renewable energy purchases expand, so do the risks

Rocky Mountain Institute offers insight into five corporate renewable energy procurement risks – price, shape, basis, volume, and operation – and follows with mitigation strategies and tools to widen the discussion within boardrooms.

In case of hurricane, apply Enphase, tighten bolts and mind your wind codes!

FEMA’s recommendations for solar system hurricane preparedness focused on structural engineering, installation competence, plus simply tightening the bolts regularly, along with microinverters to mitigate individual panel damage.

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SPI 2018: Contradictions, disasters, resilience

This year’s opening session for largest gathering of solar professionals in the United States alluded to many of the themes that the solar industry is grappling with.

Solar slowly comes back online in North Carolina

Failures of the electric grid have affected large solar plants after Hurricane Florence, just as they are affecting centralized generation.

SunCast: Andrea Luecke and John Berger on the 1-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria

As part of the collaboration between pv magazine USA and SunCast, we bring you an audio special edition marking the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria and looking at the role that solar and energy storage has played in the recovery of Puerto Rico.

California aims beyond 100% clean electricity: negative emissions after 2045

Along with SB100 California Governor Brown has signed an executive order directing the state to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045 and net negative greenhouse gas emissions after that.