microgrid News

  • Is this the ‘Non-Weird’ Future of Microgrids?

    Elisa Wood writes in Microgrid Knowledge about the growing relationship that is developing between CHP-enabled district energy systems and the electric utilities. ...

  • Microgrid for Neighborhoods: How Soon?

    Microgrids may be the future of the North American electric grid, but when will that future arrive – especially for the homeowner?A team led by Ontario utility PowerStream is trying to find out with a new test project. “A lot of the microgrid projects that you read about are typically large projects, hundreds of kilowatts, megawatts, running a whole university, a whole ...

  • NYBest Webinar on Microgrids and Energy Storage

    Happening now (July 18 10am EST)! Please join for Darren Hammell’s presentation on “Microgrid Projects & Technology”, sharing details of several high-profile projects recently completed by ...


    By Princeton Power Systems

  • NREL to Advance Technologies for Microgrid Projects

    The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is providing critical support to two new microgrid projects coordinated by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and General Electric Company (GE). The Energy Department recently announced its award of more than $8 million for seven microgrid projects-including $1.2 million each for the EPRI and GE projects-to help cities ...

  • Remote Microgrids Continue to be the Most Numerous Category of Microgrid Projects

    Although most microgrids are technically retrofit projects, microgrids have begun to move into the mainstream. Around the world, new vendors continue to enter this space with new projects and approaches. These systems, which can operate in isolation from (or in the absence of) the wider power grid, are particularly well-suited for remote communities in the developing world, where regional and ...

  • Remote Microgrids Sector Poised for Growth

    The fundamental concept of most microgrid applications can be summed up as follows: an integrated energy system consisting of distributed energy resources (DER) and multiple electrical loads operating as a single, autonomous grid either in parallel to or "islanded" from the existing utility power grid. According to organizations such as the U.S. Department of Energy, what some define as a "remote ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • SolarCity Launches Microgrid Service, Available Worldwide

    SolarCity recently unveiled GridLogic, amicrogrid service that combines distributed energy resources—solar, batteries and controllable load—to enable a cleaner, more resilient and more affordable way of providing power. SolarCity’s microgrid service ensures that any community anywhere ...


    By SolarCity Corporation

  • Microgrid market shifting to commercial scale projects

    Microgrids, which are smart grid networks for integrating distributed energy generation from both renewable and fossil fuel resources, are proliferating around the world in a variety of forms. Microgrids may be grid-tied or remote and are utilized in several key application segments including commercial, community, institutional, military, and remote installations. According to a new tracker ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • SolarCity Launches Microgrid Service, Available Worldwide

    SolarCity® (NASDAQ: SCTY), America’s #1 solar power provider, today unveiled GridLogic, a microgrid service that combines distributed energy resources—solar, batteries and controllable load—to enable a cleaner, more resilient and more affordable way of providing power. SolarCity’s microgrid service ensures that any ...


    By SolarCity Corporation

  • Global Microgrid Market Worth $27 Billion by 2022

      According to a new market research report "Microgrid Market, Global Forecast & Analysis (2012-2022) - Focus on Renewable Power Generation, Solar Photo-Voltaics, Wind Micro-Turbines, Battery, Energy Storage and Control Systems, By Types, Components and Characteristics" published by MarketsandMarkets, ...


  • Microgrid in Smart Grid 2020 Available on Researchmoz.us

    GlobalData's latest research "Microgrid in Smart Grid - Market Size, Key Issues, Regulations and Outlook to 2020" provides insight into the market scenario related to microgird in the power sector. The global microgrid is currently in the introductory stage, but is witnessing deployment in various countries such as the US, Canada, Germany, the UK, Netherlands, China and India. To ...


  • North America Remains the Leading Region for Microgrid Deployments

    Although microgrids are a global phenomenon, geographic regions vary widely in terms of the investment, development, and deployment of microgrid projects. As new vendors continue to enter this space and previously undiscovered projects come to the fore, the robustness of the microgrid sector becomes increasingly clear. Click to tweet: According to a new tracker report ...

  • Remote Microgrids Now Make up More than Half of All Microgrids Deployed Globally

    A new Tracker report from Navigant Research presents data on known grid-tied and remote microgrid projects in the proposal, planning, and deployed phases, covering seven segments across six principal geographies. As of 4Q 2015, Navigant Research’s ninth edition of its Microgrid Deployment ...

  • Campus environments to remain the leading market for Microgrids

    Microgrids, which are pockets of distributed energy resources that can be isolated from the utility power grid, represent an attractive option for single-owner campus environments. Campus microgrids, and especially educational institutions, are currently the leading segment of the microgrid market in terms of actual online operating capacity. Interest in microgrids is now spreading beyond ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Identified Microgrid Capacity Has Tripled in the Last Year

    A new Tracker report from Navigant Research tracks data on known grid-tied and remote microgrid projects in the operating, planned/under development, and proposed stages, including specific information is provided on the capacity of systems using diesel, combined heat and power (CHP), solar PV, wind, and fuel cells. A host of ...

  • NEMA Says Microgrids Essential to America's Future Infrastructure

    A new report from the National Electrical Manufacturing Association (NEMA), Powering Microgrids for the 21st-Century Electrical System, introduces the concept of microgrids as an integral component of the power delivery system of the twenty-first century. While microgrids were once viewed as islanded systems of generation and load, valued mostly for their ability to disconnect from ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Annual Microgrid Capacity Installations Will Increase Nearly Fivefold by 2020

    Fueled by the growth of distributed generation and the desire of consumers and businesses to move toward greater independence in their use of electricity, the microgrid concept has moved steadily toward the mainstream in the last few years. The main technology components of microgrids have made significant headway, and Navigant Research’s analysis indicates that the key to future growth in ...

  • Remote Microgrids will surpass $8.4 billion in annual revenue by 2020

    Operating in isolation from the wider power grid, remote microgrids are multiplying thanks to a combination of factors that include high costs for existing energy services in many parts of the world and declining costs for solar photovoltaics and other renewable distributed energy generation technologies. According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide ...

  • Total Remote Microgrid Capacity Will More than Triple by 2020

    Remote microgrids target niche markets, such as mines and other commodity extraction facilities not connected to an existing grid, physical islands, rural villages in the developing world, and mobile and tactical applications for military agencies. While these remote power systems number in the thousands, many are still powered by diesel generation. Today, an increasing number of remote ...

  • Advanced Microgrid Solutions Signs 500 MWh Energy Storage Deal with Tesla

    Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) has announced that the company has selected Tesla as the primary technology provider for its groundbreaking utility-scale energy storage projects. Under the agreement, AMS will install up to 500-megawatt hours (MWh) of Tesla batteries in its energy storage projects. AMS has also signed a master agreement with global firm Black & Veatch for engineering ...


    By HOMER Energy LLC

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