Sandy Shuts Down Solar Power

WHYY’s science reporter Carolyn Beeler explains why an array of solar panels on your roof will not help when the lights go out.

Sustained post-Sandy outages left millions without power last week, driving many people to huddle near outlets at coffee shops and hotel lobbies to charge electronics before returning to dark homes. The outages fueled frustration toward the traditional grid, but solar wasn’t much better as much of the region went dark.

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