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Energy Storage is Failing to Reach Those Most in Need: Policy Can Help

Energy storage capacity installed this year is expected to top 600 megawatts, more than double the amount of storage deployments in 2018, and annual deployment numbers are forecast to increase another sevenfold over the next five years. Unfortunately, only a small fraction of these storage installations have been developed to the benefit of underserved populations most in need of the economic and resiliency benefits that storage can provide.
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California Power Shut-Offs Drive Customers to Solar and Storage

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.
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Preventative Shutoffs are Resulting in a Medical Crisis: Resilient Power Can Help

This month millions of people lost power in California. The blackouts were not due to a natural disaster, but rather the result of utilities, primarily Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), intentionally suspending power to hundreds of thousands of customer accounts in across California. Battery storage and solar PV could provide reliable backup power for those affected by the outages.

It's Time for a More Resilient Florida

Despite not sustaining a direct hit, Hurricane Dorian still left parts of Florida flooded and over 170,000 people without power. In the past, a single extreme weather event has left hundreds of thousands of people in Florida without power, in some cases for more than a week.

Health Care at Home: The New Risks from a Growing Trend

As more people opt to receive medical care at home, access to resilient emergency backup power will need to be prioritized and made more accessible, especially to low-income households.
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Battery Storage Could Revolutionize Home Health Care: Lessons Learned from Puerto Rico

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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