Post Tagged with: "microgrids"

Liberty Utilities goes with BoxPower solar microgrid for wildfire mitigation, cost avoidance

Liberty Utilities goes with BoxPower solar microgrid for wildfire mitigation, cost avoidance

September 16, 2020 at 10:41 am 0 comments

Liberty Utilities is going with a microgrid solution from BoxPower to power a remote mountain research station. The decision will save millions of dollars by replacing high fire-risk distribution lines with a containerized solar+storage microgrid. The project is the result of a request-for-offers issued by Liberty Utilities for a wildfire-mitigationRead More

Load management software DemandEx now integrates with microgrid controllers, reduces need to rewire

Load management software DemandEx now integrates with microgrid controllers, reduces need to rewire

September 15, 2020 at 11:14 am 0 comments

Extensible Energy has released a version of its DemandEx load flexibility software for Microgrids — it will integrate with a microgrid controller to manage and optimize energy usage when off-grid or on-grid. With DemandEx for Microgrids, businesses can move beyond the traditional critical loads panel and utilize dynamic, intelligent softwareRead More

Grid saturation lessons from Australia and Hawaii

Grid saturation lessons from Australia and Hawaii

September 3, 2020 at 8:00 am 1 comment

A number of countries, states, and municipalities have been setting 100% clean energy goals. As the price of renewables keeps dropping, more people and businesses are turning to clean local energy, often in the form of rooftop solar. But in some locations, like Australia and Hawaii, solar adoption has beenRead More

big data

Solar stats of the week, including 50,000 California homes adding storage

August 19, 2020 at 3:59 pm 1 comment

With our Terminator-style data vision turned on, we scoured the internet for solar market stats this week. Here’s what caught our eye. Loans outpace leases in 2019 The numbers are in and loans accounted for 54 percent of the U.S. solar financing market in 2019, according to WoodMackenzie’s new report —Read More

Check out Siemens’ microgrid demonstration lab at its New Jersey headquarters

Check out Siemens’ microgrid demonstration lab at its New Jersey headquarters

August 3, 2020 at 11:08 am 0 comments

Siemens USA has launched an advanced microgrid research and demonstration environment at its U.S. Corporate Technology headquarters in Princeton, N.J. The living lab will validate the latest technologies in order to provide the market with a comprehensive blueprint of how microgrids can be flexibly operated in similar applications such asRead More

The Pitch: Emera Technologies CEO on why BlockEnergy is perfect for local utilities

The Pitch: Emera Technologies CEO on why BlockEnergy is perfect for local utilities

July 22, 2020 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

Developed by Emera Technologies LLC, a subsidiary of Emera Inc., the BlockEnergy Smart Platform is the world’s first utility-focused, front-of-the-meter, distributed renewable energy platform for new communities of all sizes. The first, truly plug-and-play energy system, BlockEnergy is comprised of a simple kit of parts, able to be installed byRead More

2019 saw a record number of microgrids installed in the United States

2019 saw a record number of microgrids installed in the United States

July 22, 2020 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

Five hundred and forty-six microgrids were installed in the United States during 2019, more than any previous year, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie. Three organizations – PowerSecure, Enchanted Rock and The American Red Cross – installed a combined 67% of these projects. While 2019 saw a record numberRead More

A microgrid at Sandbar Solar & Electric Warehouse. Photo via Blue Planet Energy.

What really makes a microgrid, a microgrid?

July 21, 2020 at 8:08 am 1 comment

Though there are many specific definitions of a microgrid, at its core a microgrid means the ability of a distributed energy resource, typically solar PV and battery energy storage, to both interact with the utility grid and stand alone with no utility. From a technical perspective, what are the key elementsRead More

EnTech Solutions promotes Xcape microgrid system for commercial sector

EnTech Solutions promotes Xcape microgrid system for commercial sector

July 20, 2020 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

Xcape is the newest microgrid technology created by EnTech Solutions, a company committed to providing a sustainable energy future for its customers. The Xcape microgrid is a resilient energy and battery storage solution which can provide a seamless back-up power supply to avoid disruptions in power. These scalable units are agileRead More

Inside BlockEnergy’s Military-Tested Microgrid and the Future of Distributed Renewable Energy

Inside BlockEnergy’s Military-Tested Microgrid and the Future of Distributed Renewable Energy

June 29, 2020 at 12:58 pm 1 comment

Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is one of the largest bases in the country and the most mission critical for the study of energy and renewables. Some of the most important military personnel are housed there in times of crisis, so energy security and resilience areRead More