Solar microgrid developers in Nigeria are getting needed help to move their project proposals forward. The assistance begins with an opportunity to apply for project financing through the […]
A Mali gold mine is now powering operations with a HOMER-modeled microgrid that combines solar and batteries with an existing thermal power plant. The 30 MW solar plant will help cut costs and hedge against future oil price increases.
The California Public Utilities Commission approved an order for utilities to purchase 11.5 GW of new electricity resources including renewables, distributed energy and zero-emitting sources. The 100% greenhouse-gas-free and renewable resources will power approximately 2.5 million homes in the state.
Kilowatts for Humanity (KWH) dedicates itself to bringing economic and social benefits to remote Zambian villages — as well as outlying communities in other developing countries — via rural electrification projects. Most of these projects consist of solar kiosks.
During prolonged power outages, this Greeley, Colorado car dealership remained operational. The resilience is due to the renewable grid-tied solar plus storage hybrid power system installed at Ehrlich Toyota — a 368 kW custom solar carport and 228 kWh battery and controls system designed and built by IPOWER Alliance and L4 Construction and modeled by Ageto Energy. Read the story for details.
With its mission of advancing energy security, tracking clean energy growth, collecting information and offering training worldwide, the International Energy Agency (IEA)organization released its Renewable Energy Market Update 2021 (IEA , Renewable Energy Market Update 2021, IEA, Paris) last month. The report highlighted global progress in renewable energy last year and made data-based predictions for this year and next.
Peter Lilienthal, Ph.D., founder of Boulder, Colorado, based HOMER Energy by UL and now UL’s global microgrid lead, has been selected as a member of the City of Boulder – Xcel Energy Partnership’s 18-member community advisory pane
Millions of people live in communities with no access to basic electricity. Instead, they fuel cooking, heating and lighting with polluting and unhealthy fuel sources like diesel generators, biomass fuel and trees. For these reasons, electrification is a critical goal. But what impact does it have? Join us in this look at the impact of microgrids on two communities
California gas and electric utility provider Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is taking a proactive step forward in the move to grid resiliency. In April, as a California Congressman introduced the House MICROGRID act, the utility announced the PG&E Community Microgrid Enablement Program (CMEP), its project for permanent, multi-customer microgrids. These microgrids will focus on “disadvantaged” areas and critical facilities.
Congressman Panetta’s bill — the Making Imperiled Communities Resistant to Outages with Generation that is Resilient, Islandable, and Distributed (MICROGRID) Act – would provide an incentive toward installing and deploying microgrids to provide backup power during emergencies. The need for these microgrids is clear, and through this legislation, the federal government would enable communities and to take climate-related action.