While then vast majority of microgrid projects are still for distributed fossil generation, the share of renewable microgrids is rising, driven by high-volume adopters, like The Red Cross.
Also in the brief: American solar supplier Aptos Solar added to Loanpal’s approved list, second life EV batteries for use in a microgrid, Maxeon upsizes convertible note offering
Plus a bunch of investments in carbon capture.
Also African microgrids, $200 million for solid-state batteries, $20 million for utility field safety, billions for infrastructure, and millions for deep tech.
Schneider Electric’s Don Wingate discusses how microgrids can help the indoor vertical farming movement realize its full potential.
Also in the brief: Community solar for Covid recovery, flaring wasted $750 million of natural gas, and coal’s descent.
Successful community solar development requires harmonizing construction, financing, and subscriber acquisition and management. Digital management platforms can give developers the tools to precisely manage these aspects and get the most out of their projects.
Also in the brief: SolarEdge is expanding its residential and commercial power optimizer portfolio, Monterey Bay Community Power will help local school districts buy electric buses, L7 Drive has launched an energy management platform and more.
Guidehouse Insights has released a report evaluating 15 DES integrators and ranking the top-10 among them, with a special focus on companies shifting away from origination and development towards acting as pure-play integrators.
Executive and boardroom moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities and energy VC.
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