As Hurricane Dorian wreaks havoc across Florida, electrical grids across the state will go down & it takes time to repair the grid. When Hurricane Irma hit in 2017, between 7 and 10 million people lost power in the middle of a brutally hot summer. When traditional energy grids go down & blackouts grow, increasingly people could turn to solar-generated power for local energy production, which could be used for heating, cooking and etc.
Florida’s largest utility, NextEra Energy Inc, operates about 1,250 megawatts of solar power across more than a dozen sites. According to them, when Hurricane Irma tore through the state in 2017, only 400 of the company’s 1 million panels in the storm’s path were damaged.
This is VERY important results, proving that well secured solar panels could survive & save lives during hard times after a hurricane hits one area. What do you think? Should governments invest in “Local Energy Security” solutions to secure local power production in case of a crisis?
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