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Air Force working on 1-hour microgrid installation

As is often the case, the military is leading the way in energy innovation, creating a self-contained power source designed to be deployed

New York invests $11 million to fund community microgrids

Winners in State 2 of the NY Prize Community Microgrid competiition will receive $1 million through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to engineer and develop plans for microgrids to bring local clean energy generation and backup power to their communities.

EnSync acquires DCfusion for microgrids, ancillary markets

Distributed energy resource (DER) system provider EnSync Energy Systems will acquire DCfusion, a DC system consulting and engineering company, with plans to create another subsidiary for the former.

Schneider, Duke supply microgrids to Maryland government

Schneider Electric and Duke Energy Renewables announced an agreement to develop two microgrids to serve the Montgomery County, Maryland, Public Safety Headquarters and Correctional Facility under the microgrid as service financing model.

ABB to provide microgrid solution to Alaska community

The Swiss technology company will provide a microgrid combining battery and flywheel storage technologies to improve energy stability for around 300,000 people near Anchorage, Alaska.

U.S. microgrid market headed to 50 GW in 2025

The U.S. market for microgrids will grow from a near zero installation level in 2012 to 50 GW by 2025 and a value of $500 billion by 2030, according to Andy Skumanich, a principal at SolarVision Consulting.

SEPA-EPRI analyze microgrid evolution, call for standards

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have completed a new report on microgrid evolution entitled “Microgrids: Expanding Applications, Implementations, and Business Structures.”

ETAP provides microgrid system software for Aruba renewables

ETAP, a power system software provider, is helping the island nation of Aruba develop microgrids as the government pushes for 100% renewables by 2020.

Off Grid Electric secures $7.5 million in debt financing

The California-based provider of off-grid solar power in Africa rounded off an excellent 2016 for the company with a further $7.5 million in debt financing and a partnership with Rwanda’s national utility company, off the back of further expansion plans across Africa.

Rio Grande Renewables Completes Solar+Storage Microgrid in Costa Rica

Albuquerque-based Rio Grande Renewables has complete what is being call the largest microgrid in Central America, a 276 kW/500 kW PV+storage project in Alajuela, Costa Rica.

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