microgrid design Articles

  • The Emerging Power of Microgrids

    Over many decades, the centralized power grid — a one-way flow of electricity, generated by large, remote power plants and distributed over miles of transmission lines to homes and businesses — succeeded in delivering electricity across continents to billions. But in recent years the system’s shortcomings have become increasingly ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • World Forum to Examine Latest Microgrid Advances and Opportunities

    Interest in microgrids as a strategy for ensuring energy security and reliability is growing worldwide, especially in the wake of events such as Hurricane Sandy. Military installations, hospitals, data centers and remote off-grid regions that must have dependable power – no matter what – are increasingly turning to the microgrid paradigm. This is helping to drive a projected 330% ...

  • How Strata’s Microgrid reinforced a roadside slope and saved 30-percent in costs

    Challenge The City of Fairfield in Solano County, CA has many beautiful parks and trails enjoyed by residents year round. One of roadways stretching alongside one of these natural areas was threatened due to unstable soils and a failing slope. This posed safety concerns for the area. The roadway had a right of way to a state highway and the county and city were in need of a cost effective ...


    By Strata Systems, Inc.

  • Accelerating the Deployment of “Smart Minigrids” in APP Countries

    This project will help to develop technologies for the reliable and efficient operation of minigrids, and seek to prove the technical feasibility, commercial viability and ability to efficiently integrate renewable energy. Participating Partners will design and develop a pilot smart minigrid in Australia and use this pilot as a model for deployment in India. As part of the design process for the ...

  • Climbing the Solar Energy Ladder – New approach for energy-starved rural poor

    Access to electricity is crucial for sustainable economic development. Yet 1.3 billion people around the world live without basic access to electricity. Many of these people rely on unhealthy polluting kerosene lamps for nighttime lighting. Those with access to electricity in the developing world often rely on coal- or diesel-based grid power. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The Remote Frontier

    Regardless of what tech industry you're associated with-cleantech, IT, biotech, telecommunications-you're aware of how valuable emerging global markets are. As a member of the United Nations Energy Access Practitioner Network, I am consistently amazed at the level of innovation and entrepreneurship being applied to technology challenges across the globe, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Cleantech Trends that will Change Our Future

    The terms ‘ground-breaking’ or ‘game-changing’ are frequently used to describe a new technology, or to market an innovation that supposedly will change our world forever. The truth is, we seldom really know how a new technology will unfold and how, over time, it will become part of our daily lives. The personal computer, digital imaging, genetic engineering, and the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 4 Cities Show Leadership in Adapting to Local Climate Impacts

    Extreme rainfall hammered Boulder, CO with more than 17 inches of precipitation in just six days earlier this year. Salt Lake City’s snowpack—a critical water source—is showing troubling changes in its melting rates. Costly floods and overflowing storm drains ...

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