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Disaster Recovery

PG&E is sued over Dixie Fire, one of California’s largest

The twin legal complaints allege that the fire was sparked July 13 following several blown fuses and PG&E equipment malfunctions in Northern California.

Here’s how states recovered from power outages caused by Hurricane Ida

Entergy estimated that Ida damaged 30,000 utility poles, nearly as many as the combined effects of Hurricanes Katrina in 2005 and Laura in 2020.

Emergency solar deployment expands across Louisiana

The 12 self-contained solar power stations include 30 solar panels that provide 11,400W, along with an inverter and battery pack that provides up to 27,000 watt-hours of electricity.


Here’s how you can help bring emergency solar to New Orleans

The Footprint Project is seeking hardware and monetary donations to construct solar power plus energy storage mobile microgrids in New Orleans. It also is the focus of a GoFundMe page.

Our inertia makes us vulnerable to disaster

Disasters continue to reveal the grid’s vulnerabilities, but we rebuild it while expecting a different future outcome. Are we insane or is inertia keeping us from addressing the threat at our door?


Sunrise brief: Developers are now targeting Ohio for big solar projects

Also on the rise: Nextracker wins tacker orders for 1.6 GW of capacity, Greenskies and Vanguard top off a rooftop solar project, and Hurricane Ida knocked out 2k miles of transmission in Louisiana.

Hurricane Ida knocked out 2,000 miles of transmission lines; outages could last ‘for weeks’

Entergy counted 216 substations and 207 transmission lines as being out of service. One line that crosses the Mississippi fell into the river.


Sunrise brief: What we know about the grid failure impacting New Orleans

Also on the rise: PPA signed for output from 127 MW Pennsylvania solar facility, and here is a look at the world’s largest solar power stations.

Grid failures cut electric power to New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Ida

All transmission lines to the city were affected, and officials scrambled to provide power for the city’s water and sewer systems.


Brighten Haiti aims to install solar PV on 109 schools in 2022

The group takes donations of discarded but still useful solar modules and offers solar apprenticeships to provide both training and reduced-cost PV systems to schools.

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