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How Can We Help Those Affected By The California Wildfires?

Every year it seems that California has these insane wildfires that are making people and animals homeless. This year is no different, except it seems worse. Every day, there seems to have been a new fire reported. CNN just reported that 26,000 people have been evacuated due to the Easy Fire. This wildfire has burned at least 1,300 acres and could jump Highway 23. Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayoub told CNN at a news conference that there were intense firefighting conditions. They actually had to ground fixed-wing aircraft because of the high winds, with gusts up to 65 miles an hour. For those who are unaware, that’s almost the wind speed of a Category 1 hurricane.

Solar+Storage Killer App From DR Microgrid (#CleanTechnica Exclusive)

One of the stealth technologies that was unveiled at the recent Solar Power International trade show in Salt Lake City a few weeks ago is the plug-and-play solar+storage+nanogrid solution from start-up DR Microgrid, of Santa Ana, CA. It looks like a killer app because it is the only other system of its kind on the US market except that of Sonnen, which is more expensive, says DR Microgrid President AJ Perkins.

Welcome To The Local Power Channel!

A synthesis of information from Local Power Inc, originally published on the ECOreport. Welcome to the Local Power Channel! We are at the dawn of a new era, which will bring new forms of energy and perceptions of life itself. Though climate change is already upon us, the effects can … [continued]