The U.S. power grid contains over 120,000 miles of electrical wiring, a network spanning more than half the distance to the moon. The grid, as a critical component of the U.S. information infrastructure, has become increasingly susceptible to cyber attacks. To be clear, the U.S. grid itself has not grown less secure. The sophistication of potential cyber attacks, however, has grown rapidly.

At risk for cyber attacks, the grid’s predominant role in power supply throughout the United States is forcing government officials and consumers alike to look at solar power as a safeguarding mechanism from attacks aimed at our power grid.

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