In a new low-income development that replaced a trailer park here, rooftop solar panels sparkle in the sun while backup batteries quietly hum away in utility closets.
Way back in 1992, we had a small solar array for electricity on our mountain when we lived in a tent for nearly ten years. It ran a few light bulbs and other stuff but our ‘refrigerator’ all winter was the local snowbank and in the summer, the lights were needed only for a short time due to the days being very long. This former trailer park, on the other hand, is different: the solar panels are on nearly flat roofs! This is INSANE.