Category: Microgrids
Utility Grant Boosting Minnesota Microgrid Research

Utility Grant Boosting Minnesota Microgrid Research

A recent grant from Xcel Energy is helping a Minnesota University in investigating the Gopher States future microgrid potential. According to MidWest Energy News, a $2.1 ...

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Watch This Fishing Village In Haiti Get Transformed by A Solar Microgrid

Watch This Fishing Village In Haiti Get Transformed by A Solar Microgrid

Sigora Solar recently completed a solar powered microgrid in Mole Saint Nicolas, Haiti - a remote fishing village seven hours by truck from Port Au Prince.  Sigora is a for-profit ...

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Scaling up Microgrids in India: Connecting the dots

Scaling up Microgrids in India: Connecting the dots

The Prime Minister of India has been saying that electricity will be brought to all villages by 2018 with power available 24x7 to all households by the year 2019. The task, ...

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Mobile Phone Adoption In Africa Can Provide Tools, Demand, and Lessons for Off-Grid Electrification

Mobile Phone Adoption In Africa Can Provide Tools, Demand, and Lessons for Off-Grid Electrification

Hundreds of millions of phones (and smartphones) have been activated in Africa. But the aspiration of portable and renewable off-Grid solutions for all households still appears ...

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“It’s Like The Early Days of the Internet,” Blockchain-based Brooklyn Microgrid Tests P2P Energy Trading

“It’s Like The Early Days of the Internet,” Blockchain-based Brooklyn Microgrid Tests P2P Energy Trading

“When the internet was first introduced, it was hard to conceive of the drastic impact it would have on the world. We’ve got all the parts to do some really interesting things ...

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Microgrid Business Models Gain Traction In Kenya As Africa Leapfrogs Electric Grid

Microgrid Business Models Gain Traction In Kenya As Africa Leapfrogs Electric Grid

Kenya Microgrid Company SteamaCo Is Deploying Renewable Energy, Pay-As-You-Go Microgrids In Rural Africa One of the most interesting aspects of distributed energy is that rural ...

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Johnson Controls-Tyco Merger to Create One of World’s Largest Battery Storage Companies

Johnson Controls-Tyco Merger to Create One of World’s Largest Battery Storage Companies

The Johnson Controls -Tyco merger will create one of the world's largest battery storage companies and boost JCI's presence in the nascent but rapidly evolving microgrid and ...

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DOE Announces Grid Modernization R&D Projects, Partners, and Funding

DOE Announces Grid Modernization R&D Projects, Partners, and Funding

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced it will fund up to $220 million of R&D projects to modernize America's aging power grid infrastructure over the next three years. ...

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Microgrids in Africa: Perspectives From WorldWatch Institute and Navigant Research

Microgrids in Africa: Perspectives From WorldWatch Institute and Navigant Research

This article was written by D.A. Barber for AFKInsider. It is being reposted with permission. With Africa’s push for rural electrification, microgrids — especially those that ...

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Eugene Water & Electric Board Set to Test Solar-Storage Microgrids

Eugene Water & Electric Board Set to Test Solar-Storage Microgrids

Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) has launched a two-year, $1 million project that entails using solar panels, advanced battery and smart grid technology to test the ...

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