Microgrid News & Insight

Microgrid Space Tech, Solar Prices & Energy Storage, More Microgrid News — January 11, 2017

Microgrid Space Tech, Solar Prices & Energy Storage, More Microgrid News — January 11, 2017 Weekly Microgrid News — January 11,  2017 Space Technology to Fast-track Prime Minister Modi’s Energy Access Goals in India In collaboration with IESA, the European Space Agency is now launching a new initiative to support feasibility studies that will identify […]

Rebuilding Haitian Microgrid in Hurricane Matthew’s Aftermath

Rebuilding Haitian Microgrid in Hurricane Matthew’s Aftermath Following is an overview of repair efforts to date for EarthSpark’s Haitian Microgrid. The overview was presented by Rachel McManus, executive director of EarthSpark, at the recent HOMER International Microgrid Conference 2016 in New York City. EarthSpark’s Haitian microgrid lost about 40% of solar panels but the power electronics […]

1st Rail Microgrid, Solar in Bangladesh & more Microgrid News Highlights — January 5, 2017

1st Rail Microgrid, Solar in Bangladesh & more Microgrid News Highlights — January 5, 2017 Microgrid News Highlights — January 5,  2017 SteamaCo Positioned to Build on 2016 Success, Deliver Energy to sub-Saharan Africa SteamaCo systems currently manage 25 microgrids supplying renewable power (80 kW total) to about 1,000 homes and small businesses in Kenya and Tanzania. Other systems […]

2017 Outlook: Conflicting Views as Industry Ponders Tesla Solar Success in the New Year

2017 Outlook: Conflicting Views as Industry Ponders Tesla Solar Success in the New Year 2016 was a busy year for Tesla, with several significant Tesla solar developments: In October, Tesla President Elon Musk unveiled the company’s solar roof concept to be introduced after the company’s expected merger with SolarCity Corp. In November, Tesla became a […]

All Roads Lead to India’s Energy Future

All Roads Lead to India’s Energy Future Just two weeks ago, India and the US launched US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF) Initiative, designed to help unlock OPIC (Overseas Private Investment Corp)  financing and promote distributed clean energy projects. The $20 million initiative is expected to address critical challenges and promote development of microgrid, rooftop and off-grid solar, […]

Largest Microgrid in Central America Provides Critical Power Backup

Largest Microgrid in Central America Provides Critical Power Backup Solar power brings Costa Rica closer to its carbon-neutral goal Demand Energy and Rio Grande Renewables have commissioned a battery storage-plus-solar-PV microgrid at Establishment Labs S.A., a medical manufacturing plant in Costa Rica. The system provides multiple on-site and grid-assisting services, including peak demand reduction, solar […]

Desert Microgrid, Ice Storage, e-Cloud & more Microgrid News Highlights — December 28, 2016

Desert Microgrid, Ice Storage, e-Cloud & more Microgrid News Highlights — December 28, 2016 Microgrid News Highlights — December 28,  2016 (Jim Sulley/newscast via businesswire.com) Microgrid Powers Desert Community The electricity that feeds Borrego Springs, California, pulses through a single high-voltage power line that comes from San Diego. That San Diego Gas & Electric line […]

Updates from Africa, Costa Rica, U.S. (Bronzeville) & more Microgrid News Highlights — December 21, 2016

Updates from Africa, Costa Rica, U.S. (Bronzeville) & more Microgrid News Highlights — December 21, 2016  Microgrid News Highlights — December 21,  2016 ComEd Forges Ahead with Bronzeville Project Despite Lack of Legislation Commonwealth Edison is moving ahead with its Bronzeville microgrid project in Chicago, despite the fact that microgrids provisions were stripped from Illinois’ […]

Palestinian Microgrid Solutions to Energy Poverty: Off-grid in the Holy Land — Part 2

Palestinian Microgrid Solutions to Energy Poverty: Off-grid in the Holy Land — Part 2 With a unique set of critical energy challenges, Palestine is an ideal environment for off-grid renewable energy and boasts many initiatives and projects, large and small, which are either in the planning stages or operational. This is the second in a two-part […]