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

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BBC lists SteamaCo’s electricity grids as top African product to watch in 2017…Bangladesh Emerges as a Hotbed for Solar Microgrids…New Jersey Moves Forward with First Ever Rail Microgrid Project & more microgrid news highlights January 5, 2017

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

microgrid news highlights january 5Farmer in front of Solar Irrigation system in Bangledash (photo via World Bank)

BBC lists SteamaCo’s electricity grids as top African product to watch in 2017…Bangladesh Emerges as a Hotbed for Solar Microgrids…New Jersey Moves Forward with First Ever Rail Microgrid Project & more microgrid news highlights January 5, 2017

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

tesla solarTesla-SolarCity array in Ta'u, American Samoa.

2016 was a busy year for Tesla, with several significant Tesla solar developments leading to a variety of responses in the financial and RE sectors. Will the company’s SolarCity purchase and ambitious plans prove successful in 2017? Experts weigh in.

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

Microgrid Powers Desert Town…World’s 1st Open Microgrid…IMPREL Integrates ‘Multi-physics,’ Ice-based Storage…& other microgrid news December 28, 2016

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

microgrid news highlights decemberVia enchanting-costarica.com: Solar energy system at Veragua Rainforest

Rural African power at $7/month, Costa Rica: Central America’s largest microgrid, ComEd moves forward in Bronzeville despite lack of legislation & more microgrid news highlights December 21, 2016

Microgrid Progress, Predictions for the New Year & more Microgrid News Highlights — December 16, 2016

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Microgrid News Highlights — December 16,  2016 With Big Gains in Q3, Energy Storage Market Set to Finish Strong in 2016 Corporate investment in energy storage nearly hit $660 million in the third quarter, a five-fold increase from third quarter 2015. The all-time high mark in investments is an indication that more and more companies are entering the energy storage space. Global Microgrid Installations Pass 2 GW Milestone The U.S. and Asia are […]

Palestinian Microgrid Solutions to Energy Poverty: Off-grid in the Holy Land — Part 1

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 2-part article (read Part 2 here) discusses Palestine’s energy poverty and power needs and showcases a number of innovative microgrid solutions. Many players are betting Palestinian microgrids (solar and wind) will ease the country’s energy crisis. Palestinians pay the […]

Catch Up on the Latest Microgrid News Highlights – December 8, 2016

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Microgrid News Highlights — December 8,  2016 NYCEEC Brings the Battery to Brooklyn, Financing Energy Storage for a Low-Income Housing Microgrid The New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation has made a 10-year project loan of more than $1 million to the energy storage company Demand Energy, bringing large-scale battery storage technology to a privately owned low-income housing development in Brooklyn, NY. Demand Energy’s lithium-ion battery system will be used to store power generated […]

After a Millenium, Remote Himalayan Monastery Turns on the Lights

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Recently, a group of volunteer engineers from around the world: Australia, Chile, Greece, Holland, Luxembourg, Nepal, Slovakia, South Africa, the U.S. and the UK, trekked to Lingshed to bring light to this remote village by installing 14 Himalayan solar microgrids to its monastery — one of the world’s oldest, its school dormitories, and a computer lab/internet cafe.

Catch Up on the Latest Microgrid News Highlights – November 30, 2016

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Microgrid News Highlights — November 30,  2016  Tesla Enters Global Microgrid Market with Solar Island Powered 24/7  Tesla and Solar City are tapping into the global renewable energy microgrid market. The newly united companies announced the completion of a solar plus battery storage project on the island of Ta’u in American Samoa  last Tuesday, along with a video (see below).  The Ta’u microgrid combines 1.4MW of solar PV and a 6MWh energy storage system […]