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    1. Puerto Rico Could Show the Future of Solar and Energy Storage

      Puerto Rico Could Show the Future of Solar and Energy Storage

      lon Musk has gotten a lot of attention for his proposed efforts to rebuild Puerto Rico's electric grid, which could prove how cheap and valuable solar and energy storage could be in the decades ahead. Musk's plan isn't public yet, but it would likely mean bringing Powerpacks to the island to help deal with outages that still affect 90% of consumers. And this may be an instance where Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) could build a solution faster than most utilities. But Tesla isn't the only company eyeing solutions in Puerto Rico. Sonnen has said it will build microgrids on the island as well. This is potentially the first big test for solar plus storage as a fast solution to island infrastructure challenges. 

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    2. Hawaii's Push to 100% Renewable Energy Presents Opportunity for Solar Energy

      Hawaii's Push to 100% Renewable Energy Presents Opportunity for Solar Energy

      Hawaii has long been the U.S. leader in solar energy deployment, despite the fact that the state's renewable energy efforts rarely get national attention. Solar energy, in particular, makes sense in Hawaii because of the state's abundant sunshine and high electricity prices (otherwise utilities burn imported fossil fuels). Even energy storage is an area where Hawaii is charging ahead of most other states. But being a leader isn't enough. We now know that Hawaii will be the first state to take a real crack at being powered 100% renewable energy, something regulators have been pushing for some time. And utility Hawaiian Electric Industries (NYSE:HE) is finally on board with the plan. 

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    3. Microgrids May Finally Have Their Day in the Sun

      Microgrids May Finally Have Their Day in the Sun

      Slowly but surely, the renewable energy industry is finding ways to compete with fossil fuels and traditional utilities to serve customers in a cost effective way. One concept driven by renewables, energy storage, and smarter devices is microgrids, which have long been a dream of the advanced energy industry. And they have finally become a viable option for the energy industry, opening up a new growth opportunity. 

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    4. It’s Energy Storage's Time to Shine

      It’s Energy Storage's Time to Shine

      Power storage has been a major topic of discussion within energy industry circles, particularly in connection with renewable energy, as technological advances appear poised to bring with them a new level of innovation. Affordable storage would allow for more renewable power sources on the grid, create a path for customers to leave the grid, and even allow for new innovations around dynamic loads in energy.  

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