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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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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

Caterpillar to start selling Cat-branded SunPower solar panels through its distribution network

Caterpillar to start selling Cat-branded SunPower solar panels through its distribution network

November 12, 2018 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

SunPower is now providing high-efficiency SunPower Performance Series (P-Series) solar panels under the Caterpillar brand. Offered as part of the Cat Hybrid Energy Solutions suite, the monocrystalline, shingled-cell Cat PVC395 MP solar panels are currently available through the Cat dealer network in Southeast Asia, Africa, South America, and the MiddleRead More

Two advanced microgrids up and running in Montgomery County, Maryland via Schneider Electric

Two advanced microgrids up and running in Montgomery County, Maryland via Schneider Electric

October 29, 2018 at 12:12 pm Comments are Disabled

Montgomery County, Maryland, saw the official activation of two advanced microgrids at its Public Safety Headquarters (PSHQ) and Correctional Facility. The microgrids are on-site clean power generation systems, which permit both facilities to operate independently from the power grid to ensure continuity of operations in the event of a catastrophicRead More

Inside the complex microgrid design of Quinnipac University

Inside the complex microgrid design of Quinnipac University

October 25, 2018 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

A unique power control system for Quinnipiac University’s York Hill Campus, located in Hamden, Connecticut, ties together a range of green energy power generation sources with utility and emergency power sources. The powerful supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system gives campus facilities personnel complete information on every aspect ofRead More