Keeping the lights on after natural disasters

“The spate of natural disasters in the U.S. in 2017 drove home the need for communities to be more resilient. Wildfires in California, and hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, showed the value of having energy systems that can function when the grid is down.

Diesel backup generators commonly used for backup power after natural disasters present a host of problems. They are noisy, create noxious air pollution, and are difficult to deliver quickly to an area that has just been hit by a natural disaster. The fuel needed for these generators often runs out before power is restored to an area. Our communities deserve to have energy supplies that don’t fail them when they are most needed. Solar Emergency Microgrids provide immediate and ongoing backup power to provide basic services to communities.”

Click here to read more from Clean Coalition.


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