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.

Solar-Storage Microgrids Coming to Remote WA Aboriginal Communities

Solar-Storage Microgrids Coming to Remote WA Aboriginal Communities

A solar-storage microgrid project undertaken by Energy Made Clean and Eastern Guruma Corp. will bring more reliable, efficient and affordable emissions-free power to two ...

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MTN, Lumos Global Expect to Empower 1 Million Nigerians with Launch of Mobile Electricity Service

MTN, Lumos Global Expect to Empower 1 Million Nigerians with Launch of Mobile Electricity Service

The advent of off-grid, mobile pay-go household solar energy systems is producing amazing results in a growing range of Sub-Saharan nations. The MTN-Lumos partnership serves as a ...

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Haiti Solar Micro-Utility Amps Up, 20x Expansion in Customer Base on Tap

Haiti Solar Micro-Utility Amps Up, 20x Expansion in Customer Base on Tap

The first to be awarded funding from ElectriFi, pioneering renewable energy micro-utiliy Sigora International aims to expand the customer base of its pilot, community solar ...

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Denver Solar-Storage Microgrid to Deliver Multiple Service Streams, Benefits Today

Denver Solar-Storage Microgrid to Deliver Multiple Service Streams, Benefits Today

Project partners Panasonic, Xcel Energy and Younicos lay out the stream of benefits expected from Peña Station NEXT, a 382-acre, sustainabie transit-oriented “multi-stakeholder ...

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Nigeria Bank of Industry Pumps Up Mobile Pay-Go, Solar Microgrid Financing

Nigeria Bank of Industry Pumps Up Mobile Pay-Go, Solar Microgrid Financing

A solar energy revolution is building momentum in Nigeria as BoI joins with multilateral development agencies, wirless network operators, local entrepreneurs and rural residents ...

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Bangladesh Emerges as a Hotbed for Solar Microgrids, P2P Energy Trading

Bangladesh Emerges as a Hotbed for Solar Microgrids, P2P Energy Trading

Bangladeshi clean enegy entrepreneurs are playing a key role in the installation of home solar PV-energy storage and community microgrids in Bangladesh. Access to reliable, safe ...

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Tesla-SolarCity Swoops In On Nascent Island Microgrid Market

Tesla-SolarCity Swoops In On Nascent Island Microgrid Market

Successive news announcements makes it clear that Tesla-SolarCity has had its eyes on island solar-storage microgrids for quite some time.

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Borrego Springs Microgrid: From Proof of Concept to Project Development Showcase

Borrego Springs Microgrid: From Proof of Concept to Project Development Showcase

Created as a result of grid outage, Borrego Springs' "solar plust storage" microgrid has evolved from a "proof of concept" to the town's primary source of electricity, as well as ...

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World’s First Open Microgrid Lets Commercial Zones Co-Invest and Optimize Energy Resources

World’s First Open Microgrid Lets Commercial Zones Co-Invest and Optimize Energy Resources

Two new pilot projects, dubbed 'E-Cloud' seek to develop and optimize open microgrids in Belgium's industrial zones. E-cloud is funded by the local Wallonia government.  The ...

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Off-Grid Solar Start-ups Pierce the ¨Heart of Darkness¨

Off-Grid Solar Start-ups Pierce the ¨Heart of Darkness¨

Expanding in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, an innovative off-grid solar energy start-up conceived at Colorado State University aims to leverage mobile micropayments to ...

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