Archive for microgrid

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]

Wash. Clean Energy Grants Will Help Utilities Test New Tech

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 18, 2016

Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., has announced $12.6 million in state Clean Energy Fund grants to five utilities in Washington. “With these awards, our leading utilities will demonstrate how to integrate battery storage with solar energy and stand-alone energy systems, train [Read More]

Solar Microgrid Project Receives Top Grade At New York College Campus

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 07, 2016

The head of the New York Power Authority explains how a pilot project at SUNY New Paltz could help the state better understand renewables integration.

Report: North America Leads Growing Microgrid Sector

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 31, 2016

With a 42% market share, North America has regained its claim from Asia Pacific as the leading region in global microgrid capacity, according to a new report from Navigant Research. In the 10th edition of its Microgrid Deployment Tracker, the [Read More]