Category: Distributed Energy Resources

Microgrids can be characterized as a strategic network of distributed energy resources (DER).  These include supply-side resources like solar PV, wind, diesel gensets, CHP plants, and energy storage.  Increasingly, microgrids are looking at demand-side DER to reduce the load.  This ‘negawatt’ approach reduces the need for energy storage and increases the amount of variable renewable energy the microgrid can handle.

Distributed Energy Resources present enormous opportunity, and can be put anywhere on a microgrid or utility grid. However, the utility grid is not designed to get value from DER.

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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IOTA Tangle Takes the Blocks Out of Peer-to-Peer, Distributed Ledger Networks

IOTA Tangle Takes the Blocks Out of Peer-to-Peer, Distributed Ledger Networks

IOTA Tangle resolves key questions regarding blockchain-based transaction and distributed ledger systems, holding out the prospect of throwing the doors of e-mobility wide open.

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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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Chilean Solar-Storage Microgrid Provider Rolls Out Cloud Billing, Customer Care Service

Chilean Solar-Storage Microgrid Provider Rolls Out Cloud Billing, Customer Care Service

The first to offer residential and mid-scale "behind the meter" solar-storage microgrids and information services in Chile, Amigo Solar is one of a small but growing roster of ...

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Schneider Electric Unveils Hybrid Microgrid at its Boston One Campus

Schneider Electric Unveils Hybrid Microgrid at its Boston One Campus

Incoporating natural gas, solar PV, energy storage and a new suite of advanced microgrid controls and cloud analytics, the hybrid microgrid at Schneider Electric's Boston One ...

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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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First Non-Recourse Project Financing for Utility “Behind the Meter” Battery Energy Storage

First Non-Recourse Project Financing for Utility “Behind the Meter” Battery Energy Storage

CIT has completed the first non-recourse project financing package for Macquarie Capital, which is working with Advanced Microgrid Solutions, to bring 50-MW of "behind the meter" ...

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Pioneering Ventura County Manufacturer Rides the Lithium-Ion Battery Wave

Pioneering Ventura County Manufacturer Rides the Lithium-Ion Battery Wave

With roots in film and television, SimpliPhi Power has acquired an enviable reputation as a developer and manufacturer of an expanding range of mobile and stationary Li-ion ...

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20-Plus Million Bangladeshis Now Have Access to Clean, Affordable Home Solar

20-Plus Million Bangladeshis Now Have Access to Clean, Affordable Home Solar

Driven primarily by rapid deployment of small-scale, off-grid home solar PV-energy storage systems, access to electricity in Bangladesh has risen from 47% to 80% since 2009.

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