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.

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Schneider Electric, WWF Install Solar-Storage Mini-Grids on Diminishing Islands in India’s Threatened Sundarbans
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The two multinational organizations are on the ground working with villagers and government to bring safe, reliable and affordable emissions-free, ...

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Spain’s TTA Builds Five 24/7 Solar-Wind Minigrids on Ghana’s Lake Volta Islands
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The initial five remote island renewable minigrids are enhancing lives and livelihoods as Ghana continues its drive to achieve universal electricity access by ...

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Renewable, Hybrid Island Microgrid Projects Under Way on Aruba, US Virgin Islands
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Solar and advanced battery storage technologies are catching on in the Caribbean as prices continue to fall and island states struggle with high, volatile ...

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Commissioning of Multi-Platform Solar-Storage Microgrid Under Way on Sardinia
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Designed and built by Electro Power System and partner FZSoNick for Sardinia's water management agency, the hybidized microgrid integrates concentrating solar ...

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Haiti Solar Micro-Utility Amps Up, 20x Expansion in Customer Base on Tap
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The first to be awarded funding from ElectriFi, pioneering renewable energy micro-utiliy Sigora International aims to expand the customer base of its pilot, ...

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

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

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Pay-As-You-Go Solar and Microgrids Considered New Class of Infrastructure Investment
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Small enough to be deemed insignificant by conventional power market and investment standards, off-grid solar-storage mini- and microgrids now account for a ...

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

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Tesla-SolarCity Swoops In On Nascent Island Microgrid Market
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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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