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An overhead view shows the 500-kW Community Solar array nearing completion
An overhead view shows the 500 kW Community Solar array nearing completion. (April 15, 2019)

Lessons from the Microgrid

Community solar. Electrical vehicle integration. Natural disaster recovery. How Snohomish PUD is advancing the use and value of solar + storage.

On one of the remote Canadian Gulf Islands sits an isolated but idyllic vacation home cut off from one of the modern conveniences people take for granted: the electric grid. The small A-frame house is surrounded by trees and brush. Stairs go down to the beach and end on a rocky shore. Visitors must arrive by boat. There are no roads. No crowds. No grid. The owners of the home on Twilight Island have created a microgrid to power their residence. The island’s microgrid

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