Microgrids

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

Rebuilding Haitian Microgrid in Hurricane Matthew’s Aftermath

Haitian MicrogridEarthSpark's Haitian microgrid lost about 40% of solar panels but the power electronics and battery bank were left unscathed.

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. Building and sustaining a microgrid takes a lot of planning for potential challenges such as transport of materials, payment schemes, community building, and maintenance. Even with the best planning, however, microgrids may encounter unexpected challenges, such as a […]

GE Power Pilot Microgrid Projects Take Off (World Bank Brown Bag Lunch)

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The World Bank invited Ricky Buch, Strategic Marketing Leader, General Electric’s Power business, to share his experiences with building microgrids in developing regions.

Buch spoke about the GE Power pilot microgrid projects in India (Bihar and Uttar Pradesh) and upcoming projects in South East Asia and Africa. For these pilots, GE has designed a hybrid system that combines solar and batteries with a diesel genset. This microgrid “CONTAINER” includes an energy management system capable of reducing the energy cost up to 30% versus traditional systems.

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.

All Roads Lead to India’s Energy Future

india microgridsWind turbines, Thar desert in Rajasthan, India

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, and smaller-scale grid-connected projects. This initiative is only one of many projects taking place in India, a country taking multiple approaches to meet its bold […]

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

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

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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 series (read Part 1 here).   Dire situation in besieged Gaza Strip Gaza’s acute power shortage has been ongoing since the strip’s main power station was bombed 10 years ago. The area’s 1.9 […]

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 […]