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Are renewables stormproof? Hurricane Sandy tests solar, wind

After Super-storm Sandy, major questions have been raised about the resiliency of power supply systems.  A look at some major areas using solar and wind power on the East Coast shows fairly minor damage to these systems, with a couple exceptions.  Organizations running these systems assure the public that even the exceptions had very little impact on the reliability of the system, and the availability of power.  As renewable energy continues to develop, further tests like Sandy will tell just how reliable it is.

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