Category: Island Microgrids

Island Microgrids are attractive due to the high cost of importing liquid fuels. While traditionally run off diesel, small and large islands around the world are incorporating renewables and energy storage into their energy systems.

Renewable, Hybrid Island Microgrid Projects Under Way on Aruba, US Virgin Islands

Renewable, Hybrid Island Microgrid Projects Under Way on Aruba, US Virgin Islands

Solar and advanced battery storage technologies are catching on in the Caribbean as prices continue to fall and island states struggle with high, volatile costs of fossil fuel ...

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Commissioning of Multi-Platform Solar-Storage Microgrid Under Way on Sardinia

Commissioning of Multi-Platform Solar-Storage Microgrid Under Way on Sardinia

Designed and built by Electro Power System and partner FZSoNick for Sardinia's water management agency, the hybidized microgrid integrates concentrating solar thermal and ...

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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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Hybridized Maldives Microgrid Exceeds Expectations, Diesel Cuts 50 Percent Greater than Projected

Hybridized Maldives Microgrid Exceeds Expectations, Diesel Cuts 50 Percent Greater than Projected

Two hybridized solar PV-energy storage microgrids commissioned by Electro Power Systems (EPS) are up and running in the Maldives, part and parcel of efforts to reduce local ...

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Solar PV, Renewable Microgrids Stand Out in 2017 IRENA/ADFD Joint Facility Awards

Solar PV, Renewable Microgrids Stand Out in 2017 IRENA/ADFD Joint Facility Awards

Four renewable energy projects in Africa and the Pacific region will receive $44.5 million in IRENA-ADFD Joint Facility loans that come with low interest rates and other favorable ...

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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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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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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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A Solar-Plus-Storage Microgrid at a South Pacific Resort Collects SEANZ Award For PowerSmart

A Solar-Plus-Storage Microgrid at a South Pacific Resort Collects SEANZ Award For PowerSmart

PowerSmart garnered two first-prize awards at the Solar Electricity Association of New Zealand's annual conference, one for an off-grid solar PV-energy stoarge min-grid being ...

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