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.

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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Facebook, Microsoft Join in Launch of Sustainable Microgrid Investment Accelerator

Facebook, Microsoft Join in Launch of Sustainable Microgrid Investment Accelerator

Facebook and Microsoft are joining the growing ranks of leading high-tech industry players aiming to expand sustainable energy access and renewable energy microgrid deployment ...

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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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