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Browsing the "Hurricane Irma" Tag

10 Puerto Rican Schools Receive Resilient Microgrids

January 4th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

A year after Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico and left millions without power, schools have equipped themselves to withstand future weather events and grid outages to continue providing education to their students


Which U.S. Counties Are Struck By Hurricanes Most Frequently?

May 7th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

It's creeping towards that time of year for Eastern and Gulf states in the U.S. to prepare for hurricane season. Having lived through many Florida hurricanes, experiencing the water (everywhere) and the wind clearing out stagnant energy, the atmosphere is refreshing — if houses remain and people are fine. Electricity can be knocked out for hours or days, which can be stressful but can also be relaxing. It depends on your situation, your needs, and your point of view


How Much Longer Does South Florida Have Until The Real Estate Apocalypse Begins?

January 9th, 2018 | by James Ayre

How much longer does southern Florida have until real-estate values in the region collapse on the back of flagging demand? At some point the reality that the region is not long for this world will have to sink in, and when it does demand for homes in the region will crater to a degree that not many living there now probably fully comprehend ... so, when will that be


Tesla Helps Restore Power For Island Communities In Puerto Rico

December 7th, 2017 | by George Harvey

Off the east coast of Puerto Rico, there are two island municipalities. One, Isla de Vieques, has an area of about 134 square miles and a population of 8,825. The other island is Isla Culebra, which has an area of 11 square miles and a population of just under 1,800. Both islands were hit badly by Hurricane Maria, and now both have been given substantial aid by Tesla


sonnen Works With Local Leadership In Puerto Rico

December 1st, 2017 | by George Harvey

Puerto Rico has been devastated. Yesterday, I spent about an hour watching a video that was taken from the dashboard of a car driving through the Puerto Rican countryside. My friend Joseph Mangum had driven for miles through the mountains, over roads with piles of wreckage on the sides that seemed endless. Beyond the wreckage was a countryside populated by trees that had been stripped bare


What About Florida? Energy Efficiency, Solar Energy, & Regulatory Backwardness In The Sunshine State (Part 1)

November 27th, 2017 | by Danny Parker

Florida is known for hurricanes1. As a teenage kid growing up in Miami, we never knew anything about the glory of snow days up North, but we did have Hurricane Days. They usually came in the worst month of Florida’s weather — September. That month, after all, came at the end of a long and hot Florida summer known to be famously muggy and wet. Late August and September are also the rainiest periods in the Liquid Sunshine State, and even worse, school started back before Labor Day


Even Hurricanes Run Out Of Cheap Energy Eventually — If Industrial Civilization Is A Hurricane, Where Are We On Our Path Inland?

September 12th, 2017 | by James Ayre

As those tracking the situation will now be aware, Hurricane Irma has weakened substantially since its high point last week when it achieved sustained wind speeds of around 185 mph. It's no longer even a hurricane as of the time of writing this. This is the result of the hurricane scraping large land masses such as Cuba and its fated landfall on Sunday in Florida. Hurricanes thrive on warm water and its evaporative potential. In other words, they feed on cheap, easily accessed energy. When they travel overland, they rapidly lose power


Tesla Unlocks Extra Battery Capacity For Owners Fleeing Hurricanes

September 9th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

Tesla owners on the Tesla Motors Club forums recently shared that Tesla has issued an emergency firmware update for owners in the path of Hurricane Irma. The update unlocks the additional battery capacity for owners of vehicles with software-limited battery capacity — like Model S and X vehicles with "60 kWh" of capacity that actually have 75 kWh batteries installed



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