Severe power failures in Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean spur new push for renewable energy

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The ongoing electricity disaster in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria — and on several other Caribbean islands slammed at full force by strong storms — is driving new interest in ways of shifting island power grids toward greater reliance on wind, solar and even, someday, large batteries.

Period28 Sep 2016

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Keywords

  • Disaster recovery
  • Decentralised energy
  • Micro-grids