Renewable Energy

HOMER Energy’s Hand-picked News Highlights, Week Ended May 20, 2016

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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.

HOMER Energy’s Hand-picked News Highlights, Week Ended May 13, 20

French battery energy storage acquisitions, a solar farmer’s coop in India, and a campus microgrid for SUNY New Paltz number among this week’s distributed energy news highlights.

HOMER Energy’s Hand-picked News Highlights, Week Ended May 6, 2016

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US Navy and Marine Corps microgrids, microgrids in Africa, acquisitions and the latest climate science highlight this week’s news.

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

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.

HOMER’s Hand-Picked Distributed Energy Highlights, Week Ended 4/29

Lots of news in the world of distributed energy this past week, including the U.S. surpassing the 1 million mark in solar energy installations…

HOMER Energy’s Hand-picked News Highlights, Week Ended April 22

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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.

Brooklyn Startup Broadens Solar Power Access with P2P Energy Exchange

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

ABB Microgrid Solution to Boost Renewable Energy Use by Remote Community in Kenya

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order from Socabelec East Africa Ltd. to design, supply and install a PowerStore flywheel-based microgrid stabilization solution for the Marsabit wind farm in northern Kenya. The country plans to quadruple its energy output in the next five years bringing on board an additional 5,000 megawatts (MW) of power capacity, with the aim of providing the majority of its approximately 50 million citizens access […]