14 Nov '17, 4pm

Why Solar Microgrids Are Not a Cure-All for Puerto Rico’s Power Woes https://t.co/zmLGw601vA

Why Solar Microgrids Are Not a Cure-All for Puerto Rico’s Power Woes https://t.co/zmLGw601vA

Puerto Rico’s citizens have endured great hardship and tragedy. We as a society certainly owe it to them to do whatever we can to lessen the damage from the next hurricane and speed power restoration. However, the path to a sustainable and resilient grid for the island is not as simple as air-dropping solar panels and other equipment onto the island and assuming all will be well. The suggestion that restoring power by replanting the current poles and wires will foreclose a more distributed solution isn’t correct, nor is it the most equitable way to restore power to everyone as quickly as possible.

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2017/11/why-...

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