29 Sep '17, 4pm

Solar Plus Storage Emerge as Next Generation Backup Power Source

Solar Plus Storage Emerge as Next Generation Backup Power Source

All across North America and the Caribbean, power outages are frequently experienced leading to power losses over short and long durations. Power outages can occur due to natural causes, such as an ice storm or hurricane but can also be caused by poor grid infrastructure, especially for homes located at the end of the line in rural communities. The Caribbean region is home to at least 28 island nations and more than 7,000 individual islands with a population of around 40 million which are all exposed to disasters. In this region power outages are common; all the islands have issues especially after hurricanes, which can leave entire regions without power for weeks. Generators are a popular item throughout these regions as they are readily available and have an attractive entry level cost. However, when looking at the total lifetime cost of ownership they quickly become exp...

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