Dynapower’s Storage-only Energy Inverter Becomes First to Achieve Key Certification

Dynapower, a Vermont-based company with a decade of experience in microgrids, recently achieved a first by winning a key smart inverter certification for its storage-only energy inverter. Specifically, Dynapower’s MPS-250 inverter met UL 1741 SA, the draft requirements for smart inverters. Intertek, a total quality assurance provider for … [Read more...]

Microgrid Briefing and Summit Dec. 6-7 in Washington, DC & Other Quick News

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Microgrid briefing and summit coming up in Washington The International District Energy Association (IDEA) and the Microgrid Resources Coalition (MRC) are planning two events in Washington, DC to heighten understanding of microgrids and position the industry for new opportunity. The organizations will hold a Senate Briefing on Capitol Hill on … [Read more...]

Vermont Energy Plan Carries Out Gov. Shumlin’s Microgrid Vision

Vermont outlined a new push for microgrids in a draft state energy plan released for public comment this week. The 2015 Comprehensive Energy Plan instructs utilities to facilitate microgrids, where appropriate, particularly for critical facilities. The proposal is in keeping with a vision put forth by Gov. Peter Shumlin in his … [Read more...]

Moving Microgrids Beyond R&D

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Joseph McCabe, of Alt Energy Stocks, explores the value proposition of microgrids at Intersolar North America 2015 in San Francisco. Where is the money in microgrids? My goal at this years Intersolar event was to try and answer this question; to figure out the value proposition of microgrids as they relate to distributed generation, storage, … [Read more...]

Green Mountain Power Builds Microgrid to Revitalize City

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Green Mountain Power has begun building what is believed to be the US’ first solar microgrid in a brownfield landfill,  part of project to revitalize Rutland City. The Vermont utility is installing 7,700 solar panels that can generate 2 MW, backed up by a 4-MW battery storage system. Called Stafford Hill Solar Farm, the $10 million microgrid … [Read more...]