As Florida experiences another hurricane season, power outages are an ongoing concern.
These outages can take days or weeks to repair. Gas or propane generators are an option for keeping the power on, but fuel is often hard to find after a major storm. These generators are also loud and emit toxic exhaust fumes, so they need to be outside when running.
Solar generators are a clean-running option that can provide uninterrupted power, even in overcast conditions. Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Environmental Studies, which funds and manages The Invading Sea, is researching solar technology for a project aimed at providing security to vulnerable communities during extreme weather events and other emergencies.
The video below was produced as part of that effort. (Note: The center does not endorse any specific brand of generator.) For more information on solar generators, click here.