Category: Research and Development

Microgrid Research and Development News

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World’s First Open Microgrid Lets Commercial Zones Co-Invest and Optimize Energy Resources
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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 ...

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Microgrid Controller Competition Announced By NREL
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The Microgrid Controller Innovation Challenge is one of four initiatives launched under the U.S. Department of Energy-Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable ...

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War of Currents Unsettled as DC Microgrid, EV, DER, and Efficient Loads Favor DC
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New DC Microgrid Opportunities Are Opening Up, Causing Many To Rethink The Entire Electric Grid. Universities, companies, and governments have been lining up ...

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Cheaper, Cleaner, Stronger: Pew Charitable Trust On Microgrids’ Growing Role in Grid Evolution
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Microgrids were a focal point at this year's ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, which took place in Washington, D.C. February 29 – March 2. During the energy ...

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Obama Doubles Renewable Energy Funding
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Barack Obama has announced this weekend that the budget for renewable energy funding will be doubling within five years in an attempt to commit to pledges ...

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

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South Shore Long Island Town Studying Community Microgrid Feasibility
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Known as a haven for the rich and famous, the ¨South Shore¨ Long Island town of East Hampton is evaluating the feasibility of using a microgrid to enhance ...

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

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Eaton Recognized for ¨Open Innovation¨ Approach to Microgrid Tech
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A strategic focus on an open, collaborative approach to microgrid technology and applications is paying dividends at Cleveland-based industrial ...

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Microgrid System Laboratory Partners To Include NREL, DOE, Clean Coalition, Duke Energy and others
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Most existing microgrids are inefficient, poorly optimized, and overwhelmingly diesel-powered.  The newly formed Microgrid System Laboratory in Santa Fe, ...

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