Northern Power Extends Reach Into Foreign Markets

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HOMER Energy partner Northern Power Systems, manufacturer of wind turbines, has been developing wind turbines for the US market since the 1970s. But in recent years, as the renewable energy market has grown worldwide, Northern Power has been extending its market reach to foreign countries. Since 2013, Northern Power has been partnering with Brazilian energy company WEG to deploy 2.1- and 2.3 MW wind turbines in utility scale wind farms around Brazil. The partnership […]

Aquion Energy Demonstrates Hybrid Solar-Battery Systems for Cell Phone Towers

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HOMER Energy partner Aquion Energy has published a case study demonstrating that a solar-battery hybrid system can effectively provide power for off-grid telecom towers. In developing parts of the world (and even in many rural areas in the U.S.), the demand for cell phone access precedes grid connectivity. Cell phone towers in remote locations, then, are often powered by diesel generators, which are costly to operate and polluting to the environment. Aquion’s solution […]

ABB to Provide Power and Propulsion Systems for LNG-Powered Ferry

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HOMER Energy partner ABB has won an award to deliver the complete electric power plant, electrical propulsion systems and an energy management solution for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered fast ferry. The 212-meter ferry will be capable of transporting 2800 passengers on its planned route between Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland. ABB’s technologies will help the new ship to minimize fuel and power consumption while providing reliable power supply for all electrical power equipment and systems. […]

Watch our Webinar Recording Now: Tour of HOMER Pro

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Have you wondered what HOMER® Pro is all about? Now, for the first time ever since its release in October, 2014, HOMER software and mechanical engineers join HOMER Energy executives to demonstrate the major features of this complete rebuild of a global standard microgrid and distributed generation model. Learn what HOMER Pro is all about, and what the plans are for its future. The HOMER (Hybrid Optimization of Multiple Energy Resources) Model is […]

RTI Presents “Standards for Autonomous and Secure Microgrids” Complimentary Webinar

Real-Time Innovations (RTI) is hosting a complimentary webinar, “Standards for Autonomous and Secure Microgrids,” in partnership with Duke Energy, one of the largest electric utilities in the U.S. This live event will explore how emerging microgrid interoperability standards can accelerate software and device development while reducing integration costs for utilities. The U.S. power grid is changing. Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) require responsive, distributed control at the edge of the grid. DERs create new […]

Bosch to Receive $2.8 Million to Demonstrate DC Microgrid Project

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The California Energy Commission has announced a proposed award to Robert Bosch LLC for $2.8 million to demonstrate its Direct-Current Building-Scale Microgrid Platform at a Honda Motor Co. parts distribution center. The Bosch DC microgrid project will connect rooftop solar PV arrays to energy-efficient DC lighting, DC ventilation and DC energy storage systems on a 380-volt DC bus. The project is intended to demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of a commercial-scale DC building […]

Trojan Battery Launches Reliant™ AGM with C-Max Technology™

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Reliant™ AGM with C-Max Technology™, the industry’s first true deep-cycle AGM battery, is now available from HOMER Energy Partner Trojan Battery Co., LLC, the world’s leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries. Reliant AGM maximizes sustained performance and increases total energy output to meet demanding deep-cycling requirements in Trojan’s wide range of market applications. Reliant™ AGM is manufactured in the U.S. at Trojan’s newest production facility in Sandersville, Ga., and for applications including aerial work […]

Microgrid Keeps Power Flowing at Remote Ski Resort

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HOMER Energy Partner Schneider Electric provided a microgrid solution for Bear Creek Mountain Resort and Conference Center that expanded the resort’s power capabilities without building new infrastructure. Bear Creek Resort, located in a remote mountainous area of Pennsylvania, is severely limited by how much power the local utility can deliver. The resort sits at the end of a utility power line and found that its electrical demand began to exceed the capabilities provided […]

SolarCity Enters Microgrid Market

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“SolarCity®…, America’s #1 solar power provider, today unveiled GridLogic, a microgrid service that combines distributed energy resources—solar, batteries and controllable load—to enable a cleaner, more resilient and more affordable way of providing power. SolarCity’s microgrid service ensures that any community anywhere in the world vulnerable to power outages and high energy costs—including remote or island communities, hospitals and military bases—can have dependable, clean power when the grid is down. GridLogic can operate either […]

ZBB Introduces Breakthrough Battery Targeting the Commercial and Industrial Building Market

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HOMER Energy Partner, ZBB Energy Corporation , has unveiled a breakthrough ZnBr flow battery specifically designed for behind-the-meter energy storage applications in the commercial and industrial building market. The Agile Flow Battery enables a large amount of energy to be deployed from a relatively small “footprint” within a building, for applications requiring up to 8 hours of discharged energy. Much of the energy storage deployed to date in the C&I building market is […]