Microgrid

Hardware brief: modules at 30¢/W, Enphase selling direct, solar+water, more!

It’s Friday, and Friday is the day you get to see new gear! Ideal Energy has put out a great white paper on a solar+storage demand charge management project, 8minute Solar Energy talks up their advanced solar power plant software partners, and Northern Reliability Company shows off the beautiful energy storage gear they assemble.

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California CCAs seek distributed energy storage to keep the lights on

Three Bay Area CCAs and a municipal utility are seeking a total of 33 MW of batteries and/or solar and batteries at residential and commercial sites. This is not only to fulfill state requirements, but to provide power during outages.

Energy access for Puerto Ricans two years after Hurricane Maria

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Roy Torbert and José Juan Terrasa-Soler, of Rocky Mountain Institute and Resilient Power Puerto Rico, respectively, analyze the cost of energy recover in Puerto Rico and the role that microgrids play in reconstruction and resiliency.

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Pittsburgh International Airport installs microgrid, Illinois receives first ComEd community solar rebate: pvMB 10/21/19

Hello all and welcome to the first pvMB of the week, today we’ve got Hammond Power’s website redesign, Power MI launched and more!

Energy storage and inverters to get you through power outages

In light of California grid shutdowns due to fire safety, pv magazine USA is reviewing solutions to keep the electricity on.

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Decentralization is more than a dream

Advocates say that PG&E’s power shutoffs for 750,000 California residents could have been at least lessened with the implementation of distributed solar + storage, and note that communities can keep critical facilities online with microgrids.

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A water-heater-based virtual power plant and Nissan EV rebates in Hawaii: pvMB 10/4/19

Hello wonderful people and welcome to a super-rare Friday edition of the pvMB. Today we’ll be checking out Ben & Jerry’s and Sierra Club’s renewable energy partnership, Virginia’s first EVgo station, CleanSpark’s feasibility study of off-grid power solution for cannabis growers and more!

SPI day 2: Virtual reality, energy storage, big machines, ping pong & more!

Walking the floor at Solar Power International means swimming in new hardware, smart company representatives, and new ideas. Here are a few.

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San Francisco offers for PG&E electricity infrastructure, Urban Grid closes on $100 million: pvmb 9/9/19

Welcome back to the workweek and the pvMB. Today we’ll be taking a look at a collaboration between ArcVera Renewables, NRG Systems and Harness Energy, NextEra selling $1.5 bil in equity units, Sierra Club’s ad campaign calling out Duke Energy and more!

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California city seeks “community microgrid” to defend against fire season

Calistoga, California has begun a feasibility analysis with Clean Coalition to build a “community microgrid” to power the city during times of high fire danger when PG&E proactively shuts off its power.

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