We experienced Two Hurricanes, Sandy and Irene, and Three Nor’Easters within two years, and Severe Power Failures. We must clean up from Sandy and prepare for future storms.
Imagine solar energy systems built from Off-The-Shelf components on each public school. These pay for themselves over time and ultimately lower taxes. If designed to come on when the sun rises during a power failure we would have emergency shelters with light and power. Coupled with off-shore wind turbines and underground cables, also off-the-shelf and available now, we would have a resilient grid that would be able to withstand hurricanes and nor’easters.