WoodMac: Natural Disasters No Big Catalyst for Microgrid Deployment

GreenTech Media:  After Hurricane Irma and then Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico and ripped out its electricity infrastructure, renewables developers quickly descended on the island to offer clean energy and resilient solutions such as battery storage, residential solar and microgrids. Leading industry names like Tesla, Sunrun and Siemens all angled to get a slice of what was seen as a growing market.

Though that rush has left the island with more clean energy infrastructure, that’s not always the result of large-scale disasters, according to new research on microgrids from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.

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