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Pittsburgh International Airport makes solar part of a microgrid that will power the entire facility

Pittsburgh International Airport makes solar part of a microgrid that will power the entire facility

October 21, 2019 at 10:37 am 0 comments

Pittsburgh International Airport is redefining how airports of the future will be powered. For the first time in the U.S., a major airport will be completely powered by its own microgrid with the use of its own on-site natural gas wells and solar panels. The first-of-its kind model will increaseRead More

Caterpillar makes a splash at SPI 2019 with its Hybrid Energy Solutions

Caterpillar makes a splash at SPI 2019 with its Hybrid Energy Solutions

September 30, 2019 at 1:33 pm 0 comments

Famed global equipment brand Caterpillar Inc. had a presence at both Solar Power International and Energy Storage International during North America Smart Energy Week to hype its hybrid energy solutions for the U.S. solar and storage industries. “Caterpillar has demonstrated the real-world applications of robust hybrid systems for commercial andRead More

This Microgrid Power Source can deliver three-phase EV charging in remote areas using single-phase infrastructure

This Microgrid Power Source can deliver three-phase EV charging in remote areas using single-phase infrastructure

September 30, 2019 at 12:42 pm 0 comments

Single Phase Power Solutions released the 1-to-3 Microgrid Power Source, a single-phase solution for Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations. Ideal for remote areas without access to three-phase power, the 1-to-3 Power Source uses revolutionary Written-Pole Technology to generate solid and reliable 3-phase, 480V input from existing single-phase infrastructure. This allows EVRead More

Wood MacKenzie: Microgrids in disaster-prone areas of United States show huge (unrealized) resiliency opportunity

Wood MacKenzie: Microgrids in disaster-prone areas of United States show huge (unrealized) resiliency opportunity

August 12, 2019 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

Research from Wood Mackenzie finds that the U.S. has a substantial opportunity to grow its microgrid segment in geographical areas that are repeatedly affected by power outages because, surprisingly, that has not been the case to this point. The Wood Mac analysis shows a single natural disaster does not lead toRead More

The Apollo Elementary School in Titusville, Fla., lost power during Hurricane Irma and used the solar + storage system to power emergency lights and charge cell phones. Photo Credit: Nick Waters, Florida Solar Energy Center

The Riddle of Resilience: What’s important for society and the economy and yet has no value?

July 23, 2019 at 8:05 am Comments are Disabled

The Union of Concerned Scientists convened a group of diverse stakeholders in Chicago late last year to discuss the equitable deployment of energy storage. The participants developed a set of consensus principles for storage deployment that elevate the critical importance of community-led clean energy solutions. Listed second in those principlesRead More

Saft acquired microgrid power control company Go Electric to bolster energy storage offering

Saft acquired microgrid power control company Go Electric to bolster energy storage offering

July 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Saft has acquired 100 percent of the shares of Go Electric Inc., a leading US-based developer of distributed energy resiliency solutions for microgrids and commercial and industrial customers. Go Electric’s microgrid power controller technology, combined with energy storage, plays a key role by islanding sites them from the grid shouldRead More

EV maker Rivian is trying out its second-life batteries in a solar microgrid use case

EV maker Rivian is trying out its second-life batteries in a solar microgrid use case

June 27, 2019 at 4:29 pm Comments are Disabled

Electric adventure vehicle maker Rivian is trying out a new use for its second-life batteries in a solar microgrid initiative with the Honnold Foundation. The goal: to support energy independence and adoption of renewable power generation. The project, in the town of Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, marks Rivian’s first steps inRead More

FYI: Russelectric’s Emergency Power System offers redundant PLC controls, manual backup capability

FYI: Russelectric’s Emergency Power System offers redundant PLC controls, manual backup capability

June 24, 2019 at 1:15 pm Comments are Disabled

Russelectric, a manufacturer of automatic transfer switches and power control systems, now offers an Emergency Power System that provides backup power during a utility power loss. The paralleling switchgear systems offer redundant programmable logic controller (PLC) controls and manual backup capability. Trusted by the largest critical facilities in the world,Read More

Duke Energy gets go-ahead for solar + storage microgrid in North Carolina’s Madison County

Duke Energy gets go-ahead for solar + storage microgrid in North Carolina’s Madison County

May 23, 2019 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

Madison County will soon be home to an innovative microgrid installation after the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) approved Duke Energy’s renewable energy project. In the town of Hot Springs, the company will proceed with a solar and battery-powered microgrid system that will help improve electric reliability, provide services toRead More

Siemens awarded $6.4M by DOE to develop solar’s role in grid resilience

Siemens awarded $6.4M by DOE to develop solar’s role in grid resilience

May 15, 2019 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

Siemens’ central research and development unit in the U.S., Siemens Corporate Technology (CT) US, was selected for a $6.4 million research award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to advance solar energy’s role in strengthening the resilience of the U.S. electricity grid. This project will createRead More