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Innovation driving mass deployment of renewable mini-grids

irena innovations outlook

The cost of renewable microgrids will continue to decline by 60% in the next two decades as new technologies improve their capability to cost-effectively integrate more energy from renewable sources. This cost reduction is just one finding in a forthcoming report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The IRENA report evaluates technology innovations and mechanisms for successful implementation of renewable microgrids in the next two decades. The report, conducted with support from […]

Market Growth Forecast, AC/DC Nanogrid & More Microgrid News 8/29/16 Roundup

Weekly Microgrid News Roundup, August 29, 2016 A New Chapter in the Tesla vs. Edison Battle In the basement of the gym at Illinois Institue of Technology is a “Nanogrid Inverter Room.” The nanogrid, part of the campus-wide microgrid, gives the gym its own solar power supply with a unique hybrid of alternating current and direct current. Typically, solar power is generated in DC and is then converted into AC for use, but because […]

$200B Forecast, India’s Access Crisis & More Microgrid News 8/23/16 Roundup

Solar panels absorbing the suns energy on hot summer day

Weekly Microgrid News Roundup, August 23, 2016 This week’s Microgrid News Roundup includes: International initiative plans to significantly reduce electricity costs in rural India’s microgrids within the next 3 years… remote power systems expected to grow from $10.9 billion in 2015 to $196.5 billion in 2024… Santa Monica awarded $1.5 million grant for microgrid project… and more links to the most up-to-date industry news.   Read more about these microgrid news topics…   Santa […]

French Microgrids, Utility Industry Chasms, Smart Indian Villages: Microgrid News Roundup

Malana village view from above , Himachal, India

Weekly Microgrid News, August 5, 2016 This week’s Microgrid News Roundup includes: Minnesota university awarded grant to build microgrid designed for research and technology development… In France, an experimental microgrid shows benefits of local power distribution…, A small village in India, chosen as “smart village:” its hospital, school to benefit from reliable energy… Market strategist asks: How well does the “chasm-crossing” theory fit the power delivery industry?…Encouraging energy storage forecast for 2020…India microgrid projections ambitious but […]

HOMER International Microgrid Conference & Other Event Updates

HOMER-Microgrid-Conference-New-YorkHOMER International Microgrid Conference 2016 to be held in NYC

HOMER International Microgrid Conference 2016, to take place November 7&8 in New York City, is finalizing speaker and agenda information. The conference offers two days worth of content  centered around this year’s theme, Microgrid Lessons from Global Markets.  The conference kicks off with a keynote speech, The New York Reforming Energy Vision Strategy, by Audrey Zibelman, chair of the New York Public Service Commission. After the keynote address, attendees  have  two educational morning  sessions, a networking lunch, and two […]

French Microgrids, Utility Industry Chasms, Smart Indian Villages: Microgrid News Roundup

Malana village view from above , Himachal, India

Weekly Microgrid News, August 5, 2016 This week’s Microgrid News Roundup includes: Minnesota university awarded grant to build microgrid designed for research and technology development… In France, an experimental microgrid shows benefits of local power distribution…, A small village in India, chosen as “smart village:” its hospital, school to benefit from reliable energy… Market strategist asks: How well does the “chasm-crossing” theory fit the power delivery industry?…Encouraging energy storage forecast for 2020…India microgrid projections ambitious but […]

(Must read!) On Using Software to Make Case for Mini-grid Deployment; G20 Energy Meeting. News Extra 7/5/16

HOMER Director of Energy Engineering John Glassmire discusses how to use software to make a strong business case for mini-grid deployment in an easy-to-digest article; IRENA reports on 2016 G20 Energy Ministers Meeting.

HOMER CEO Peter Lilienthal: Watch Interview on Asian Microgrid Market; Plan for Solar Power Int’l

HOMER CEO Peter Lilienthal gave an in-depth interview about the Asian microgrid market last month at Asian Utility Week (ASUW) 2016. In this video available on the Engerati YouTube channel, Lilienthal discusses the different Asian markets for microgrids and renewable energy, from areas having little or no energy infrastructure to those using fossil-fuel based energy sources in dealing with an unreliable grid, to developed countries looking for more resilient solutions. He explains recent […]

4th International HOMER Microgrid Conference – Save the Date

HOMER Energy will hold its 4th International HOMER Microgrid Conference and HOMER training at Columbia University in New York City on November 7 and 8, 2016. Details of the event, including information on registration, speaking, sponsorship, and HOMER training will be available on http://microgridconference.com no later than May 10. Meanwhile, please send an email to microgridconference@homerenergy.com if you have interest in speaking and sponsorship opportunities, or if you wish to be included on […]

HOMER Energy CEO Lilienthal, industry leaders to meet at 5th annual MIREC Week

The 5th annual MIREC Week Congress (May 16-20, 2016) hosts electricity revolution leaders at the forefront of designing Mexico’s New Energy System. As the market celebrates the country’s successful first clean energy auctions, and against the backdrop of the Energy Transition Law, MIREC Week provides the clean energy industry a forum for doing business.  Here, policy, energy economics, and technology innovation come together, ushering in a new era of opportunity in building the […]