Every gas station, grocery store and restaurant closed due to massive power shut offs as part of the state’s efforts to avoid a major wildfire. The mayor found himself loaning out his personal pickup truck and RV, which have built-in generators, to the town’s 2,000 residents as they scrambled to save food in their refrigerators, charge their phones and find a way to stay warm.
This article is a sobering reality of the state of California’s power problems. As sad as this is there is a silver lining! California is now faced with helping to solve some of the world most difficult power problems and we will as seen below!
Last month’s preventative power shutoffs in California highlighted the vulnerability of the electricity grid to threats exacerbated by a changing climate.
In the wake of the forced outages, much has been written about the ability of solar PV arrays working in tandem with stationary battery storage systems to keep the lights on when the grid goes down. But what about the mobile battery packs carried in the hundreds of thousands of electric vehicles now on the road in California?
This article explains where I am placing my bets! We just need Bi-Directional home charging and we have our emergency battery backups to last for days!