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E.ON's 196-turbine Papalote Creek Wind Farm outside Corpus Christi, Texas, temporarily closed amid Hurricane Harvey, but was able to quickly resume full operations by Friday, according to the company. "What we learned from Harvey is that the design being used right now and the operating rules work very well," said University of Colorado professor Julie Lundquist, one of several experts to praise the durability of coastal wind farms in the region.
originally posted by: inert
a reply to: FyreByrd
Puerto Rico has wind farms on the south side of the island. However, the winds blew so hard that it blew the blades off of the turbines. See the link here for the turbine destruction:
Solar and wind power should be important for Puerto Rico's future. It has to import oil and gas which drives up the cost of energy and makes factories impractical. Getting solar, wind, and hydro should help lower the cost.
Tesla Has an Incredible Plan to Rebuild Puerto Rico’s Power Grid
While Musk has floated some wild ideas in recent days, using Tesla's battery technology to power utility systems is already proving itself to be feasible. The company is in the process of installing the world’s largest lithium-ion battery to help support a power grid in southern Australia, and the Hawaiian island of Kauai gets 44 percent of its energy from Tesla’s large-scale Powerpack batteries connected to a massive solar farm.
Puerto Rico in talks with Tesla for batteries; Sonnen to help build microgrids
In a press statement, Sonnen said it was already sending batteries to the island from its manufacturing center in Atlanta, Georgia. The company is partnering with local renewable energy company Pura Energia to install the systems. “With over 21,000 actual working installations worldwide, Sonnen's energy storage system is uniquely equipped to help provide relief in Puerto Rico, with no delay,” the press statement said. “In fact, since early 2016, Sonnen has had functional energy storage systems installed in Puerto Rico.”