The IQ8 solar microinverters are capable of forming a microgrid during a power outage using only sunlight, providing backup power without a battery. The systems also allow any size Enphase battery to be paired with a solar system.
The Enel X-constructed microgrid will power project partner Eaton’s manufacturing operations.
Also on the rise: NB Power adds more solar in the Canadian Maritimes, Leyline Renewable finances solar in Washington, D.C., big cuts reported in CO2 emissions from power production, and Schlumberger and Panasonic partner on a novel lithium extraction process.
Remote grid provides enhanced reliability, lower risk profile, and lower total cost when compared to existing distribution lines
The group advocates for microgrids, calling them a vital part of a healthy energy infrastructure.
Also on the rise: Ozop Energy is supplying equipment for a Maryland microgrid, Georgia Power hits a milestone at its zero-carbon nuclear-build site, and Powin unveils a high-voltage battery.
Also on the rise: Concentric Power builds a microgrid, research pegs smoke’s impact on 2020 solar output, SolRiver buys a Carolinas development portfolio, jobs growth could signal good times for solar installations, and Plug Power plans another green hydrogen plant.
After Hurricane Maria struck, the village of Castañer was without electricity for six months. Now, a solar and battery storage microgrid will support businesses that offer essential goods and services.
Also on the rise: Hydro-Québec will work to commercialize hydrogen technology, San Antonio’s electric utility gets a financial safety net, and Silicon Ranch wraps up a 200 MW solar portfolio in Georgia.
Also on the rise: Black & Veatch will study the feasibility of a green hydrogen plant powered by 3.4 GW of renewables, and PPL Corp. buys a utility from National Grid.
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