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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 […]

Military Interest in Microgrids Fuels $4 Billion Industry

The world microgrid market reached $4 billion last year with North America claiming 74% of 2010’s total industry share, finds market research publisher SBI Energy. Fueled by rapidly growing solar, renewable energy and smart grid markets, the microgrid has become a viable solution to supply energy to local communities. SBI Energy’s latest market study, The World Market for Microgrids, has identified a unique opportunity for marketers at U.S. military bases seeking reliable and […]