Microgrid community coming to California, Gargantuan Turbines, and Thin Films

First Micro-Grid, Distributed Energy Resource Community Coming to California

As the first private commercial micro-grid project of its kind in California, the project, called 2500 R Street, will enable homeowners to achieve net zero energy efficiency at an unprecedented rate of affordability. At the same time, utilities will gain the ability to dispatch and control their renewable resources discretely or in aggregate; improving utility transmission and distribution, deferring capital asset investment, improving grid reliability and reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with peak load generation. Groundbreaking for the 2500 R Street project is anticipated for May 2011.

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