Booz Allen, Siemens and Power Analytics Partner with New York Communities to Win 16 NY Prize Microgrid Projects

NY Prize Supports Microgrid Planning and Development Across the State of New York Booz Allen Hamilton, Siemens and Power Analytics will study the technical and economic feasibility of installing community microgrids in 16 cities across New York. These communities were each awarded $100,000 in initial microgrid funding through New York State’s NY Prize competition in order to evaluate how microgrids—local energy networks that are able to separate from the larger electrical grid—can expand […]

Revenue from Community Resilience Microgrid Implementations is Expected to Total Nearly $7 Billion from 2015 to 2024

Current interest in these microgrids appears to be greatest in the United States, Navigant Research report finds A recent report from Navigant Research examines the global market for community resilience microgrids (CRMs), including global market forecasts for the incremental capacity and implementation revenue of community microgrids and both utility and third-party CRMs through 2024. During the last 15 years, electricity outages have cost the global economy billions of dollars, triggering efforts to make […]

Saft Li-ion Battery to Power the ExoMars Rover as it Searches for Life on the Red Planet

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HOMER Energy Industry Partner Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, has signed a contract worth over one million euros from Airbus Defence and Space Ltd (UK) to develop, qualify and test a specific lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery system to power the ExoMars Rover vehicle. The Rover is the key component of the ExoMars Programme, run jointly by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Roscosmos, the Russian Federal […]

Brooklyn Army Terminal Announced as a Project of the Year Finalist for 2015

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Princeton Power Systems’ energy storage Microgrid takes one of the top Solar Projects in North America at Intersolar’s Annual Event Princeton Power Systems, a leading global designer and manufacturer of technology products and embedded software for energy storage, microgrid operations, and electric vehicle charging, has announced that their Brooklyn Army Terminal project is a finalist for the 2015 Intersolar Project of the Year Award. Princeton Power’s Alcatraz Island Microgrid was named a 2014 […]

Saft and Alstom’s Innovative Energy Storage Goes Live At EDF’s Concept Grid

HOMER Energy Industry Partner, Saft, teamed with Alstom to test battery storage in real conditions in mainland France for the purpose of frequency regulation, stabilising the grid, and preventing black-outs. The Concept Grid platform, located on EDF’s research site at Les Renardières, south of Paris, is a real distribution network that is designed to support, test and anticipate the development of electrical systems towards smarter grids. The contract to install a 1 MW per 30 […]

SunEdison and Green Charge Networks Team Up To Deliver Additional Electricity Savings With Solar Plus Energy Storage Offering

SunEdison, Inc., the world’s largest renewable energy development company, and Green Charge Networks, the largest provider of commercial energy storage in the U.S., today announced that they have teamed up to deliver a solar plus storage system to the municipal utility Silicon Valley Power. This project is part of an ongoing strategic partnership between SunEdison and Green Charge Networks to deliver additional electricity savings to commercial and municipal customers throughout California. In California, […]

Australia Slashes Renewable Energy Target; HOMER Energy Heads There Anyway!

The Australian Government has just announced a precipitous drop in the 2020 renewable energy target, from 41 to 33 terawatt hours, according to an article published today in ars technica. Although the government desire to make the cuts has been for some time, the actual amount has been uncertain, as it required parliamentary negotiation. At the heart of the cuts is a prime minister who is openly hostile to climate science, but one […]

Around the World with HOMER Pro – In 180 Days!

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May 1, 2015 marked the 6-month point of our launch of HOMER Pro, and what a ride it has been. We knew that the product was catching on, as we watched our base of users grow. But I don’t think that any of us were prepared for the impact of seeing where people are using HOMER. We’ve often said, and heard, that HOMER is the global standard for microgrid assessment and design, and […]

Hybrid Power Plant with Solar Panels and River Turbine an Optimal Solution for Decentralized Electrification in Colombia

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A renewable hybrid system with solar panels and river turbine will be installed in Colombia this year. This project is part of the worldwide dena Renewable Energy Solutions Programme coordinated by Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) – the German Energy Agency – and financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) within the “renewables – Made in Germany”. More than half of Colombia’s territory is located outside the National Interconnected System, […]

Florida Power & Light Partners with Florida International University to Build Innovative Solar Research Facility

Artist's conceptual rendering of the 1.6-megawatt solar installation FPL plans to install at Florida International University in 2015. The solar-powered parking canopies will also create about 600 shaded parking spaces in the parking lot of FIU's Engineering Center.Artist's conceptual rendering of the 1.6-megawatt solar installation FPL plans to install at Florida International University in 2015. The solar-powered parking canopies will also create about 600 shaded parking spaces in the parking lot of FIU's Engineering Center.

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and Florida International University (FIU) have announced a new partnership to build a commercial-scale distributed solar power facility that will both generate electricity for FPL’s 4.8 million customers and serve as an innovative research operation. The project involves the installation of more than 5,700 solar panels on 23 canopy-like structures that will be built this summer in the parking lot of the university’s Engineering Center. Using data […]