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How microgrids could help Colorado mountain towns in the winter

San Miguel Power sees community-sized solar grids as a way for small mountain towns to keep the lights burning through storms and avalanches.

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The solar-panel backlash is here

On sunny days, some states can waste lots of clean energy. Their response has been to make panels less affordable.
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Study: Microgrids could reduce California power shutoffs—to a point

Researchers report that isolated grids that produce their own power could support communities when the electricity goes out. But that reliability comes at a cost.

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On Chicago’s South Side, Naomi Davis planted the seeds of green solutions to help black communities

Now, her grassroots organization is getting $10 million from the Biden administration to support communities across the Midwest in environmental and climate justice actions that mirror her work in Chicago.
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As India's electrical grid strains, rural hospitals and clinics find reliable power in rooftop solar

It wasn’t until Government Maternity installed rooftop solar a year ago that it could depend on constant electricity that keeps the lights on, patients and staff comfortable and vaccines and medicines safely refrigerated. Now it's one of more than 250 hospitals or clinics that is relying on the technology to ensure modern health care in remote and rural communities.

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California denies bid from home solar company to sell power as a ‘micro-utility’

The proposal would have allowed the construction of new housing developments with solar and energy storage.

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Solar microgrids planned for Shreveport neighborhoods

Community leaders in Caddo Parish are proposing solar microgrids for neighborhoods around Shreveport to provide shelter during disasters. 
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