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Poverty Stricken and Hurricane Battered – Window to the Future?

Positive Future #116 (Feature photo – Micro-Grid Equipment Being Shipped to Puerto Rico – photo courtesy of Sonnen) There is little question the power systems of Puerto Rico failed the majority of its 3.5 million residents during the 2017 hurricane season. Out of a virtual collapse of the energy grid, and delays in its reconstruction, micro-grids are growing up in Puerto Rico. Now, with the 2018 hurricane season approaching, Puerto Ricans are looking to micro-grids as a way to the future – small independent solar farms with batteries for storage and backup. It is much easier for a large hurricane to take down a national grid than it is to…

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