Category: Community Microgrids

Community Microgrids are the convergence of Community Solar Gardens (CSGs) and Microgrids.  They are a potential way for communities to have a say in how their power is produced, while creating resiliency and sharing the costs.  In the developing world, community microgrids can be used to achieve electrification for the first time.  In the developed world they are often used to help communities achieve renewable energy targets.

Schneider Electric, WWF Install Solar-Storage Mini-Grids on Diminishing Islands in India’s Threatened Sundarbans

Schneider Electric, WWF Install Solar-Storage Mini-Grids on Diminishing Islands in India’s Threatened Sundarbans

The two multinational organizations are on the ground working with villagers and government to bring safe, reliable and affordable emissions-free, environmentally friendly to ...

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World Bank Spurs Kenya Off-Grid Solar Expansion with $150MM IDA Credit

World Bank Spurs Kenya Off-Grid Solar Expansion with $150MM IDA Credit

The $150 million in World Bank IDA is to be used to provide community solar mini-grids, standalone off-grid solar energy systems, solar water pumps, solar cookers and training and ...

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Spain’s TTA Builds Five 24/7 Solar-Wind Minigrids on Ghana’s Lake Volta Islands

Spain’s TTA Builds Five 24/7 Solar-Wind Minigrids on Ghana’s Lake Volta Islands

The initial five remote island renewable minigrids are enhancing lives and livelihoods as Ghana continues its drive to achieve universal electricity access by 2020.

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New Jersey PUB Approves 13 Town Center Microgrid Feasibility Studies

New Jersey PUB Approves 13 Town Center Microgrid Feasibility Studies

The Veolia Trenton Thermal Energy District Network would serves as the core and a technology hub for one of the 13 New Jersey town center microgrid proposals under consideration.

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Institute for Transformative Technologies Looks to Spur Rural Renewable Electrification

Institute for Transformative Technologies Looks to Spur Rural Renewable Electrification

Modular, scalable and cost-effective, ITT believes its "Utility-in-a-Box" is a sustainable rural solar energy solution that can bring safe, reliable and affordable emissions-free ...

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Microgrid 2.0 and Aging U.S. Grid Infrastructure

Microgrid 2.0 and Aging U.S. Grid Infrastructure

“Microgrid 2.0 deployments are going to eclipse those done in the old way simply because of the economic benefits, which are in addition to improved resiliency and ...

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Public-Private Partnership Results in Low-Carbon Community Microgrid for Blue Lake Rancheria Native American Tribe

Public-Private Partnership Results in Low-Carbon Community Microgrid for Blue Lake Rancheria Native American Tribe

Joining with the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe, Siemens, REC Solar, Tesla, the Idaho National Laboratory and Humboldt State Uiversity launched a solar PV-battery energy storage ...

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University, Industry, Community Partner to Build Solar Microgrid on Chemehuevi Tribal Reservation

University, Industry, Community Partner to Build Solar Microgrid on Chemehuevi Tribal Reservation

Project team members from the University of California, Riverside (UCR), SunPower and equipment vendors are working with tribal community members to install a 90-kW solar PV array ...

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Real Estate Investment, Affordable Housing Groups Latch On to Distributed “Green” Energy Locomotive

Real Estate Investment, Affordable Housing Groups Latch On to Distributed “Green” Energy Locomotive

Teaming up with Advanced Microgrid Solutions, Kilroy Realty is outfitting five of its Los Angeles commercial buildings with a suite of Hybrid Electric Buildings Technolgoies that ...

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Demand Energy Breaks Ground on Groundbreaking Solar-Storage Microgrid in New York City

Demand Energy Breaks Ground on Groundbreaking Solar-Storage Microgrid in New York City

The Marcus Garvey Village community microgrid marks several New York grid power firsts, including the first instance of "behind the meter" solar PV plus energy storage being ...

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