Might wonder why I am blogging this here, since this is directly related to gaming.
Reason is that it is connected to Cyber Security, though loosely, power grid and communications are very vulnerable to Solar Flares and Solar Storms.
This project will help with some threats, but it can't really do anything to protect power grid from massive Solar Flare.
IMHO the overall security of the Power Grid, Communications, and Internet should consider all hazards or threats.
While striving for integrated solutions.
See these links for more on massive Solar Flares and damage they can do:
- NASA "A Super Solar Flare" http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2008/06may_carringtonflare/
- Solar Storm of 1859 (AKA Carrington Flare) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_storm_of_1859