Rwandans respond enthusiastically to solar kiosks, renewables meeting all Portugal’s electricity demand for 4 days and generating a surplus in Germany are among this week’s distributed energy news highlights.
The momentum fueling a global transition to low-, or zero-emissions renewable energy resources continues. A gathering of world leaders and representatives of nearly 170 nations in Paris to sign the historic UN climate treaty was just one of the highlights.
Back in the 1990s the advent of peer-to-peer (P2P) computing sites such as Napster turned reproduction and distribution of music, then TV programs and films, upside down and inside out. A small Brooklyn startup is now looking to do the same for electricity. TransActive Grid on April 11 announced the first paid P2P energy transaction crossed its online energy trading platform. One member of the Brooklyn Microgrid – former DOE Energy Star […]
More than 150 highly engaged people from 10 countries attended HOMER Energy’s 3rd and largest annual microgrid conference in Canberra, Australia on October 14 and 15 2015. The meeting kicked off with an inspiring and motivating opening keynote by Simon Corbell, Deputy Minister of the ACT Government and Minister of Environment and Planning. ACT has chosen to be a leader in Australia, with a goal of 100% renewable energy by 2025. Minister Corbell […]
It’s no secret that NRG has been vocal and clear about its opinion of what is happening to energy, in the U.S. and the world, from their lead on the Necker Island (home to out-of-the-box billionaire Richard Branson) microgrid project to their new branding focused on sustainability. This quote of NRG CEO David Crane in today’s RenewEconomy, which they dub as the… “Future of energy – and decline of centralised generation – explained […]
Solar plus storage has been pegged as a game changer for the grid-connected world, offering a mechanism that allows much higher penetrations of renewable energy than simple rooftop PV. Additionally, properly controlled solar plus storage systems can deliver many additional values including demand-response and increased reliability, taking over when the grid is not available. HOMER Energy is part of the team led by Evolution7 Labs that was recently selected as a recipient of […]