Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Solar+Battery rides through FPL power outage

Last week, folks in South Miami had their work and home life interrupted by a power outage.
FPL sent us a nice email message:

Nobody at our house noticed the outage.  Our solar system with battery backup switched over instantaneously and kept the house operational the whole time.

The next day, the New York Times published a foolish op-ed saying that solar power cannot save the planet from climate change because solar requires backup from fossil fuel generators since batteries that can keep the power on overnight do not yet exist.  Here's my reply, published in the Times:

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