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A Wealth of Resources on Using Solar Energy to Prepare for Power Outages: National Preparedness Month, Part 4
23 September 2015 |
As the final piece of the National Preparedness blog series, I want to focus on a frequent outcome of all these emergencies—namely, power outage, and provide resources on how solar energy can help you be prepared. For the previous blogs in this series, see part 1 on flood mitigation and management here, part 2 on wildfire preparation here, and part 3 on hurricane preparedness here.
While studying abroad in the Gambia in West Africa, I assisted Power Up Gambia in its mission to help improve healthcare delivery by promoting the adoption of solar energy. Gambia suffers from rolling power outages, and this organization has found that solar is a sustainable and resilient solution.
Likewise, local governments in the United States have found that the adoption of solar can help their communities gain resiliency during disasters. Here are some resources about implementing solar energy to prepare for power outages:
To find out how ICMA can help you solar power your community, contact Amy Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org).
How does your community use solar technology in preparing for power outages? Share your stories below.
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