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California Power Shut-Offs Drive Customers to Solar and Storage
November 7, 2019 by Lewis Milford

The devastating California wildfires and related power outages are already leading to new approaches to energy resiliency that rely on battery storage technologies. This past week, a new model has emerged to accelerate the adoption of solar and storage systems for resilient power.

La Perla neighborhood in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Copyright Clean Energy Group.
Battery Storage Could Revolutionize Home Health Care: Lessons Learned from Puerto Rico
January 30, 2019 by Lewis Milford

A new research project in Puerto Rico demonstrates that the home health care industry is potentially a new market for solar and battery storage.

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Batteries Replacing Gas in California, Coal in Colorado and Indiana
December 11, 2018 by Lewis Milford, Seth Mullendore

How storage will power a low carbon energy transformation has begun to emerge across the country – surprisingly led by utilities in the Midwest and West as they pursue an economic mix of renewables and battery storage to shut down and replace existing fossil-fuel plants.

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As Hurricane Michael damages the Southeast, Puerto Rico provides lessons on resilient power
October 23, 2018 by Lewis Milford

In its extraordinary drive to rebound from a historic storm, Puerto Rico’s policymakers have staked a new resilient future that their mainland colleagues would do well to follow.

Battery Storage: After 100 Years, The Market Finally Arrives
April 25, 2018 by Lewis Milford

After a hundred years of technology improvement, an old enabling technology — battery storage — has emerged anew.

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Recharging the Clean Energy Transition with Battery Storage
April 18, 2018 by Lewis Milford

It’s rare to have an opportunity to shape an energy technology market as it emerges. Today, battery storage is that energy technology.

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Federal Energy Funds for Puerto Rico, A Small Down Payment
February 13, 2018 by Lewis Milford

Just this past week, Puerto Rico suffered another setback in its effort to restore power to the island. One of its 400 megawatt power plants caught fire, plunging people back into the darkness.

Powerless in Atlanta
January 3, 2018 by Lewis Milford

Any investigation into the massive power outage at Atlanta’s international airport last month should not only look back to see what went wrong. Rather, it should look forward to how the airport could use new technologies like solar and battery storage to prevent such disasters from happening again.

Devastation in Puerto Rico Could Produce a Revolutionary Power Grid
October 23, 2017 by Lewis Milford

Disasters often lead to unexpected and swift technology innovation. The calamitous collapse of Puerto Rico’s electricity system might be the next example of that phenomenon.

A Senate panel speaks for sound clean energy policy — and rebukes Trump
August 8, 2017 by Lewis Milford

Providing perhaps the hint of a political inflection point, the legislative body’s resurgence of flexed congressional power was striking.