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

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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 […]

HOMER Energy News Highlights, Week Ended May 27

*Philadelphia Navy Yard, Credit: Microgridprojects.com

Microgrids for California multi-family housing, Kenyan rural communities and U.S. military bases feature among this week’s distributed clean energy news highlights.

Shift to renewable energy driven by economics

Investment and success with renewable energy will be driven, ultimately, by economics. Today’s stories focus strongly in the arena of value, as we shift from a fossil-fuel dominated world to one dominated by clean renewables. Solar home systems have been mostly driven by personal philosophy and incentives. However new research indicates that solar systems add significant value to a home. But home systems are not nearly enough. Investments in transmission are needed to […]