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Disaster Recovery

A Nor’easter blew through. Our solar guy climbed on roofs to see the results

Hurricane-force wind gusts hit New England during a late October storm, damaging at least one rooftop solar array and leading Commercial Solar Guy to offer a few pointers.

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Report calls on Texas…again…to winterize its energy infrastructure

The FERC/NERC assessment pointed to freezing of generator components and fuel issues as the top two major causes of generator outages, derates, or failures to start during the February 2021 winter storm.

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Clean Energy Group awards $1 million for solar + storage in underserved communities

The funds have led to the completion of 30 solar + storage projects in low-income communities, with 63 more on the way.

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.

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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?

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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.

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