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Rapidly growing U.S. microgrid market achieves 10 GW in 2022

Driven by a rising demand for uninterrupted services, corporate ESG goals, and military resilience plans, Wood Mackenzie estimates the U.S. microgrid market has seen a 47% increase in solar and storage capacity in 2022 compared to 2017 levels.

Duke deploys solar plus battery storage microgrid in Appalachia

The solar plus lithium-ion battery microgrid provides power to the Appalachian town during a black start, which during a power outage allows for a full repowering without the use of the local grid.

Largest rooftop terminal solar array designed for JFK airport

The 7.66 MW of solar, 4 MWh batteries microgrid is the first fully resilient airport array that can function offgrid. The planned upgrade is part of a new JFK terminal said to be valued at $9.5 billion–what would be the largest global project financing transaction on record.

Department of Defense maintains strong commitment to renewable energy

The U.S. DoD is in the unique position of being able to make significant investments in climate change and clean energy with significant bipartisan support.

Sunrise brief: Silicon cost per watt down 96% over last two decades 

Also on the rise: Waste-to-hydrogen facility to fuel transportation in California. BP to construct 134 MW project in Ohio for Meta. And more.

RMI launches virtual power plant partnership with Google Nest and GM

VP3 Initiative will help catalyze potential for the rapid growth of virtual power plants.

Powin partners with SMA America for 2 GW supply agreement

Powin is expected to install battery systems over the next few years with SMA’s power inverters and other solutions.

Off-grid solar plus storage EV ARC systems to be deployed by Puerto Rico government agencies

Puerto Rico’s power grid requires more than $130 billion in repairs after recent hurricanes. Solar and storage companies have provided distributed energy solutions in the aftermath of increasing storms.

UConn receives $4.4 million solar-plus-batteries predictive resilience grant

The University of Connecticut’s Eversource Energy Center will develop technologies to shorten power outages.

U.S.-based battery manufacturer announces solid-state energy storage systems

Amptricity emerges from stealth mode with plans to manufacture solid-state batteries for residential and commercial installations.


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