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NREL 2015: More secure recovery from grid failure with PV-battery than diesel generators. @NREL

NREL 2015: More secure recovery from grid failure with PV-battery than diesel generators. @NREL

When Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the east coast of the United States, New Jersey was ranked second in the country for solar photovoltaic (PV) implementation—only behind California. However, when millions of New Jerseyans were without power after the storm, only two PV systems in the state were operational. NREL began researching existing PV systems and conducting site assessments in New Jersey following Hurricane Sandy. The challenge that New Jersey was faced with was that, despite having ample solar PV installed, the systems were non-operational due to disconnect policies and the type of control technology installed. These factors prevented PV systems from “islanding” or remaining operational even when the grid goes down. According to a technical report released by NREL, the majority of the PV systems in New Jersey may have been able to operate during Hurricane Sandy...

Full article: https://www.nrel.gov/tech_deployment/state_local_governme...

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