In New Orleans, hurricanes threaten more than lives and property; they also endanger the culture and creativity that make the city unique and drive its economy. Feed the Second Line’s Get Lit Stay Lit program is protecting the soul and fabric of the city with community solar microgrids. It’s a creative solution to a perennial problem along the U.S. Gulf Coast, providing lessons for the rest of the country to follow.

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