In the United States, where minimalism and simplicity aren’t always a system’s determining factors, microgrid technology has made possible many groundbreaking projects that could lead to new models for off-grid power generation, distribution, and storage. These include everything from corporate campus microgrids to energy-plus-storage systems for multi-family affordable housing projects.
Microgrid Conference Will Explore Synergies Between Diverse Microgrid Applications from Remote Off-Grid to Urban, Industrialized Country Environments HOMER Energy will host its fourth annual Microgrid Conference at Columbia University in New York, November 7-8, 2016, drawing experienced microgrid developers from all over the world with the theme “Microgrids Lessons from Global Markets.” HOMER Energy founder and CEO Peter Lilienthal will elaborate on that theme as a keynote speaker, exploring the lessons that […]
Microgrid News Highlights October 5, 2016 South Australia Blackout May Lead to More Microgrids Like other major blackouts, such as the week-long shutdown in NSW last year, and the hour-long outage that affected more than 130,000 customers in West Australia last month, the event in South Australia last Wednesday is likely to lead to more households and businesses looking at battery storage as a back-up to the grid, or even to go […]
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 […]
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.