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Why Florida Residents Couldn’t Use Solar Power After Irma Knocked Out The Electricity

Thousands are left stranded after a hurricane knocks out the power grids. In Florida, even though many residents own solar panels, they couldn’t use them as backup during the power outage. (This video has been updated from the original to clarify the reasons why some customers with solar power lost electricity during the power outage)

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  • Could a black hole really swallow Earth?

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  • Bitcoin price just surpassed $15,000

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