Archive for microgrid

Partners Help Montgomery County Build Two Microgrids

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 03, 2017

Schneider Electric, an energy management and automation company, and Duke Energy Renewables have announced an agreement to deploy two microgrids to serve the Montgomery County, Md., Public Safety Headquarters (PSHQ) and Correctional Facility. Through this public-private partnership, Montgomery County will [Read More]

Ideal Power Launches Stabiliti Power Conversion System

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 01, 2017

Texas-based Ideal Power Inc. has introduced Stabiliti, a grid-resilient 30 kW power conversion system (PCS) that the company says can be used for a multitude of applications, including microgrids, electric vehicle (EV) fast charging and peak shaving. According to the [Read More]

SEPA And EPRI Explore The Opportunities For Microgrids

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 26, 2017

A new report released by the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) lays out three basic business models – third party, utility and hybrid – now driving growth in the microgrid market. The report [Read More]

Navigant Research Tallies Nearly 1,700 Microgrid Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 06, 2017

Thanks, in large part, to the continued growth of energy storage and solar PV, Navigant Research has identified 1,681 microgrid projects that are proposed, under development or operating worldwide as of the fourth quarter of 2016. The latest edition of [Read More]

Duke Energy Proposes Microgrid At National Park

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 14, 2016

North Carolina-based Duke Energy has proposed installing a microgrid to serve a remote communications tower in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Located atop Mt. Sterling in Haywood County, N.C., the proposed project would combine a 10 kW solar installation with [Read More]

SEPA Appoints Three Industry Execs New Board Members

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 03, 2016

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has welcomed three new members to its board of directors. According to SEPA, the board consists of 21 members representing a cross-section of energy industry representatives, including executives from utilities, solar firms and other [Read More]

Younicos, Xcel And Panasonic Partner On Denver Microgrid

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 01, 2016

Energy storage company Younicos has signed an agreement with strategic partner Panasonic to design and build a solar-plus-storage system at Pena Station NEXT in Denver, which includes the operations hub for Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Co. and Panasonic CityNOW. Younicos says [Read More]

Sunrun And LG Chem Partner On U.S. Residential Solar+Storage

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 26, 2016

Residential solar provider Sunrun Inc. and battery manufacturer LG Chem have announced a partnership to launch LG Chem’s energy storage technology in the U.S. residential solar market. Specifically, Sunrun says it will offer LG Chem’s lithium-ion RESU batteries through Sunrun [Read More]

N.Y. Announces Funding Opportunity Under Smart Grid Initiative

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 21, 2016

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced $3.5 million in funding available for the private sector with solutions to make it easier, less costly and less time-consuming to connect renewable resources, such as solar and [Read More]

Study Highlights Rise Of Microgrid Partnerships

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 12, 2016

Microgrids are one of the hottest topics in the renewable energy world, and there is increasing interest in strategic partnerships in the microgrid market, according to a report from consultancy THEnergy. The report says solar and wind energy are changing [Read More]