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Weekly Roundup Microgrid News October 26, 2016

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Haiti moving to 100% renewables, Singapore’s offshore hybrid system, electric motors in microgrid applications…& more microgrid news October 2016

Philippines Microgrids Bring Sustainable Energy to Villages — A HOMER Pro Case Study

Many communities in The Philippines lack access to reliable, affordable power.Many communities in The Philippines lack access to reliable, affordable power.

Shell Foundation, Philippines, recently hired consultant Silver Navarro to assist its Dutch consultant with an Access to Energy program promoting Philippines microgrids. The program’s purpose is designing an off-grid power system that the community can sustainably operate and maintain to meet its basic electricity requirement. HOMER Pro helped the program make rural microgrids reliable and affordable.

Solar Flight & More Weekly Microgrid News Highlights from HOMER Energy, Week Ending 7/29/16


The Flying Microgrid: Solar Impulse Completes Fuel-free Around-the-world Solar Flight Solar Impulse 2 landed its final leg this week, a 100% solar flight from Cairo to Abu Dhabi that completed a one-year journey around the world. With this landing, Solar Impulse became the first airplane to circle the globe using only solar power–and no fuel whatsoever. The aircraft first took off from Abu Dhabi last March and after 17 legs, landed back in […]

Updates from Africa, SLC Plans for 100% Green..and More Microgrid News Highlights, Week Ended July 15, 2016


News highlights include newly installed microgrid at the Loisaba Conservancy, launch of the Tanzania SE4All “Action Agenda and Investment Prospectus,” Stratean acquires CleanSpark, (ACMTC) competition now open for applications, Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) completes $200 million Macquarie Capital transaction, Texas Microgrid to power H-E-B groceries during outages…

HOMER Energy News Highlights, Week Ended July 8, 2016

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A municipal utility renewable energy microgrid in Ohio and an energy security installation at Marine Air Corps Base Miramar are among the highlights of this week’s microgrid and distributed energy news.

HOMER Energy Handpicked News Highlights, Week Ended July 1, 2016


Off-grid home solar-storage, community solar and microgrid projects in Brooklyn, Ontario, Minnesota, Rwanda and Kenya are among the highlight of this week’s microgrid and distributed energy developments.

Remote Utility Projects Fuel 2GW Rise in Global Microgrid Capacity


Navigant Research added nearly 1,600 microgrid projects with a combined generation capacity of 15 gigawatts (GW) to its 2Q Microgrid Tracker, an indication of the extent and degree to which stakeholders are turning to distributed zero- and low-emissions microgrids enhance energy security, reliability, efficiency and resiliency and reduce power sector greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

RISØ Report Concludes Danvest System Delivers Power Quality in Microgrid Applications


Danish national research institute RISØ, a world leader in setting standards for the modern wind industry, has released a report on power quality in diesel-wind microgrid-based hybrid systems.  RISØ measured performance using a Danvest Hybrid Power Plant running with a Vestas 600kW wind turbine. The institute tested voltage and frequency fluctuations during continuous operation as well as during transitions between different states of operation. The report concludes that frequency and voltage vary very little, both […]

Azorean Island Readies Launch of World’s First Grid-forming Renewable Energy System

*Credit: Portuguese-American Journal*Credit: Portuguese-American Journal

Portugal’s Prime Minister Dr. Antonio Costa joined the President of the Azorean Government Dr. Vasco Cordeiro and other high-level officials May 3 on a tour of what’s billed as the world’s first megawatt-scale, grid-forming renewable energy system.

A Bright Future for Microgrids and Distributed Generation in Australia: Microgrid 2015 Wrap


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 […]