In a recent impact analysis of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), UL Solutions cited renewables industry trade group American Clean Power’s statistic that, with the passing of the IRA, roughly 40% of the country’s electricity will come from wind, solar and energy storage by 2030. Overall, the demand for energy storage installations and hybrid systems stands to explode.
The town of Shungnak, Alaska – north of the Arctic Circle – is cutting energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions with a new microgrid. Shungnak is gradually replacing diesel generation with a hybrid power system that includes solar and energy storage.
Join us from September 7-9, 2022 in Las Vegas to share and discover cutting-edge technological innovations and advancements in the area of renewable energy assessment and performance and reliability improvements. We will be exhibiting on the show floor and presenting during a panel discussion. We hope to see you there.
I have categorized attitudes about climate change into four buckets.
1. Magic bullet
2. Throw everything at the wall
3. Our grandchildren will be much more prosperous and will have the resources to deal with it
4. Let’s do the easy stuff first
The editors of Microgrid News seek projects from HOMER® software customers for the new “Microgrid and Hybrid Power Project Spotlight” series for the online and newsletter editions of Microgrid News — with a distribution of more than 60,000 subscribers.
Three distinct organizations mark significant moment to continue 128-year history of safety science leadership Northbrook, Illinois — June 27, 2022 — Today, the UL enterprise revealed new brands for […]
This summer, agencies that manage U.S. electric grids are preparing for potential power shortfalls because of high temperatures and drought, particularly in the Midwest and Western states. The good news is that more microgrids are coming online. Microgrids can provide additional power capacity and help keep electricity flowing to critical customers during power outages.
In a “win-win” arrangement, microgrid developer PowerGen is building an “under the grid” minigrid for Toto, Nigeria. It will supply renewable electric power during the day, while the utility powers the town at night.
Join us for the Think Microgrid Policy Summit Tuesday, May 31, co-located with the Microgrid 2022 Conference in Philadelphia. Featuring industry and regulatory experts, the summit will tackle barriers to microgrid development in the U.S.
A key feature of the Microgrid 2022 conference coming up on June 1-2 in Philadelphia is the Microgrid Greater Good awards. Drawn from applicants from around the world, these awards focus on projects that fulfill social and humanitarian needs. Eight finalists are competing for the top prizes, which will be presented by Dr. Peter Lilienthal of HOMER Energy / UL.
UL releases HOMER Front modeling software, a web-based software application that performs technical and economic analysis of utility-scale energy projects. HOMER Front helps developers calculate the value of storage and hybrid power projects and maximize revenues.
Join David Mintzer, Steffi Klawiter and Christina Duong as they illuminate the path to successfully designing complex, utility-scale hybrid and stand-alone energy storage projects with HOMER Front on May 3, 2022.
Join us at The BOMA 2022 Conference. Smart, safe and sustainable buildings begin with reliable, renewable energy. Discover how HOMER Grid can help building owners and managers provide clean, reliable energy that cuts costs, increases energy resiliency, integrates EV charging and reduces carbon emissions.
After convening stakeholders to assess the risks presented by energy storage, UL presents highlights of the downloadable report, “How to De-Risk North America’s Energy Storage Project Pipeline.”
Boulder, Colo – April 8, 2022 – Organizers of UL’s HOMER Microgrid and Hybrid Power International conference, the premier microgrid conference produced by UL’s HOMER software and Microgrid Knowledge, host of Microgrid 2022, today announced a collaboration to bring HOMER’s long-standing thought leadership to the Microgrid Knowledge stage.
The Community Power Scorecard, by the Institute for Local Self Reliance, ranks state policies that support local energy projects, consumer choice and distributed renewable energy. Read on to see who the winners – and losers – were for the 2022 Scorecard.
Hosted by Microgrid Knowledge, the world’s largest news site dedicated to all things microgrid, Microgrid 2022 is the one microgrid conference you will not want to miss. Don’t miss our special HOMER Technology Workshop on June 2, 2022. The conference is in person, June 1-2, 2022, in Philadelphia. Use code HOMERVIP for 10% off when you register for the conference.
A microgrid on Harbledown Island in British Columbia is reducing generator noise and air pollution as it delivers lower-cost energy to a Canadian native community. Modeled using UL’s HOMER Pro, it is continuing to perform well after a year of operation:
Infocast’s Solar Power Finance & Investment and Wind Power Finance & Investment, widely recognized as the foremost events for leading industry players to get fully briefed on the year ahead, have been combined for 2022 to create the most powerful networking place for top-level renewables and financial executives. Join UL’s experts at Infocast’s Solar + Wind Finance and Investment Summit running March 7-9, 2022.
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 […]
The Cape Cod, Massachusetts town of Yarmouth is building the state’s first municipal clean energy resilience microgrid. It will power an emergency operations center in a firehouse during extreme weather events.
Rwanda is the first country in Africa to embrace the transition to electric vehicles on a large scale. Volkswagen is manufacturing EVs there, and in the capital city of Kigali, Rwanda is implementing a car sharing program that is creating a new transportation paradigm.
Participants from more than 120 countries joined us for the ninth annual HOMER Microgrid and Hybrid Power International Conference last month. We bring you some of the highlights and information on how to access complimentary recordings of the proceedings: