Sonnen, Pura Energia build solar syst...

Sonnen, Pura Energia build solar systems in Puerto Rico as utility woes continue

There are 1 comment on the Ars Technica story from Dec 3, 2017, titled Sonnen, Pura Energia build solar systems in Puerto Rico as utility woes continue. In it, Ars Technica reports that:

German battery company Sonnen and its Puerto Rican solar-installing partner, Pura Energia, announced that they've installed six solar-plus-storage systems around Puerto Rico, and have plans for nine more. The initial six systems were donated, according to a press release from Sonnen , though it's unclear whether the subsequent nine will be donated or funded by some other entity.

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Dewey, AZ

#1 Dec 3, 2017
"Although these community solar and battery installations are small, microgrid advocates argue that they're a step in the right direction. Local energy production and storage fosters energy resilience, which will become more important as climate change makes grid-stressing heat and weather events more common. Distributed energy systems offer assurance that if a storm takes out a major generation plant, residents of smaller communities don't need to wait for expensive, long-distance transmission lines to be rebuilt before normal services resume. These concerns aren't recent, or specific to Puerto Rico, either."

TESLA's original vision for the power wall was a 'system' that could be charged by solar PV, wind generation or from the utility in off peak demand times of the day. Then the system could supplement or work as back up to the utility if the grid failed. , what ya gonna do?

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