Category: Community Microgrids
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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Solar Startup Harnesses the Power of the Sun and the Mighty Zambesi

Solar Startup Harnesses the Power of the Sun and the Mighty Zambesi

Construction of the first three of a planned 12 hybrid solar-hydroelectric microgrids highlights the creative, effective ways multilateral Power Africa off-grid energy program ...

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Hybrid Solar Microgrids Up and Running in Colombia’s Forbidding Darièn

Hybrid Solar Microgrids Up and Running in Colombia’s Forbidding Darièn

Installed by Cali's Tecmac Ingeniera, the five community solar-diesel microgrids have created jobs for locals and reduced pollution and energy costs, thereby improving human and ...

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USAID, RBL Bank Partner to Expand Off-Grid, Rooftop Solar in India

USAID, RBL Bank Partner to Expand Off-Grid, Rooftop Solar in India

The $75 million USAID loan guarantee will significantly enhance RBL's ability to extend loans to Indian SMBs installing off-grid and rooftop solar energy systems in poorly served ...

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Postcard From the Future?  Ta’u Island Ditches Diesel With Tesla-SolarCity Microgrid

Postcard From the Future? Ta’u Island Ditches Diesel With Tesla-SolarCity Microgrid

In 'Before The Flood,' Elon Musk tells Leonardo DiCaprio that just 100 Gigafactories would be enough to move the entire world to sustainable energy.  While critics scoffed, Tesla ...

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ABB, Indian Institute of Technology Microgrid Partnership To Boost Climate-Smart Rural Electrification Drive

ABB, Indian Institute of Technology Microgrid Partnership To Boost Climate-Smart Rural Electrification Drive

ABB and IIT Madras aim to develop a ¨microgrid of microgrids¨ platform that if successful should make a substantial contribution to realization of India's ambitious renewable ...

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LO3 Energy Takes Blockchain Microgrid Energy Trading Platform Down Under

LO3 Energy Takes Blockchain Microgrid Energy Trading Platform Down Under

Brooklyn, NY-based LO3 Energy is leveraging initial demo installations in the U.S. in a bid to expand globally. Management on Nov. 3 announced it has established itself in Byron ...

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Solar Microgrid Helps Save Lives, Brighten Prospects in Rural Myanmar

Solar Microgrid Helps Save Lives, Brighten Prospects in Rural Myanmar

A community solar-energy storage is delivering emissions-free electricity throughout a village in Myanmar's central Dry Zone, enabling health clinic staff to store anti-venom and ...

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Haiti Microgrid Developer Wakes Up To Daunting New Role In Wake Of Hurricane Matthew

Haiti Microgrid Developer Wakes Up To Daunting New Role In Wake Of Hurricane Matthew

In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, Sigora was on hand to support emergency relief efforts. Now the clean energy microutility is raising $96k and leveraging its ...

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Vulcan Impact Investing Makes its Mark with Rural Kenya Solar Mini-grids

Vulcan Impact Investing Makes its Mark with Rural Kenya Solar Mini-grids

Vulcan's impact investing team lay out the challenges they have faced, and the solutions they've come up with, in the two years it has owned and operated 10 off-grid, ...

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