Disaster Recovery

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.

How to install solar power strong enough for a hurricane

The 2017 hurricane season gave analysts at the Rocky Mountain Institute a broad dataset of storm-related solar power plant outcomes, from which they have delivered a list failures and specification for high wind speed survival.

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Saving the stadium: how microgrid integration can improve venues’ disaster survivability

By using real-time weather data and energy management stadiums can better manage their own consumption, as well as sheltering local residents in the event of a natural disaster.

How Trump inadvertently proved that solar and wind are the future

The Trump Administration’s domestic energy policy has attempted a focus on strategic safety to support coal and nuclear, with zero focus on long term viability or cost, while forgetting that the sun shines everyday.

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Distributed energy, with fewer wires

A SEIA white paper describes the concept of non-wire solutions and how this innovation can boost solar PV and other distributed energy resources.

Surviving and thriving in Puerto Rico with solar power and energy storage

In this interview Maximo Solar CEO Maximo Torres talks with pv magazine about the role that solar and energy storage are playing in the recover of Puerto Rico, and what he sees for the future of the island’s grid.

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Sunnova begs Congress: You must help Puerto Rico restore power

The island’s largest residential solar installer is asking Congress to modify the investment tax credit (ITC) into a cash-grant program, which it says would encourage private investment in the area.

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