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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VP3 Initiative will help catalyze potential for the rapid growth of virtual power plants.
Powin is expected to install battery systems over the next few years with SMA’s power inverters and other solutions.
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.
The University of Connecticut’s Eversource Energy Center will develop technologies to shorten power outages.
Amptricity emerges from stealth mode with plans to manufacture solid-state batteries for residential and commercial installations.
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