Category: Distributed Energy Resources
Pay-As-You-Go Solar and Microgrids Considered New Class of Infrastructure Investment

Pay-As-You-Go Solar and Microgrids Considered New Class of Infrastructure Investment

Small enough to be deemed insignificant by conventional power market and investment standards, off-grid solar-storage mini- and microgrids now account for a significant and still ...

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Biggest Drivers Of US Electric Grid Transformation According to DOE

Biggest Drivers Of US Electric Grid Transformation According to DOE

According to the 2nd Quadrennial Energy Review, here the key trends shaping the electricity sector today.  It also reads as a list of opportunities for microgrids. Increasing ...

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An Off-Grid Vision for 2025 With Solar, Storage, Efficiency, and Autonomous EVs

An Off-Grid Vision for 2025 With Solar, Storage, Efficiency, and Autonomous EVs

The year is 2025 and like most of your neighbors, your house is not connected to the electric grid.  During the summer, it is almost completely powered by the solar panels on your ...

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Liberating Microgrids: How Customers and Solutions Providers Can Grow DER Markets

Liberating Microgrids: How Customers and Solutions Providers Can Grow DER Markets

The Failure Rate for Proposed Microgrid Projects is Too High.  Why is This? By Sunil Cherian and Peter Asmus Too often, these networks of distributed energy resources (DER) are ...

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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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Zimbabwe Off-Grid Solar Start-up Lands Kiva Direct to Social Enterprise Loan

Zimbabwe Off-Grid Solar Start-up Lands Kiva Direct to Social Enterprise Loan

Providing mobile "pay as you go" home solar loans, Zonful Energy tapped into Kiva's new Direct to Social Enterprise Fund to secure a $50,000 loan that will enable it to deploy the ...

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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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UK Blockchain Startup Aims to Revamp Energy Sector from the Top-Down

UK Blockchain Startup Aims to Revamp Energy Sector from the Top-Down

Electron is working with U.K. gas and electricity market stakeholders in a bid to convince them of the advantages and benefits to be gained from migrating from a hodgepodge of ...

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