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Microgrid Survey Finds Siemens to be Best Known Industry Player

Results of a microgrid survey released today by Microgrid Knowledge show Siemens to be the most recognized name in microgrids among 21 companies. The independent survey also found electric reliability to be the biggest reason for installing a microgrid. Financing serves as the biggest hindrance. We conducted the online poll over the spring … [Read more...]

ABB Shows Microgrid-Like Future with Solar Plane & Other Quick Microgrid News

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Microgrid-like future takes flight Solar Impulse, an ABB-backed solar plane, took off from Hawaii this week to demonstrate what a microgrid-like future will look like. The plane is attempting a 40,000-kilometer flight around the world using solar power and battery energy storage. “We had to build an aircraft with an extremely efficient grid: … [Read more...]

Microgrid Financing Times Three, Plus a Lot of Energy Storage News

This was a big week in microgrid financing with three company announcements. First, UGE International secured a $1.83 million (12 million RMB) loan from the Bank of China. UGE will use the money in part to fulfill payment of the cash portion of the UGE's proposed acquisition of large-scale solar energy system provider Endura Energy … [Read more...]

‘Non-Transmission Alternatives’ Offer Opportunity for Microgrids and Local Energy

The term ‘non-transmission alternative’ may sound wonky to some. But to companies that work with microgrids, distributed energy, energy efficiency and the like, it sounds like opportunity. The term refers to installing smaller, local energy technology instead of new transmission infrastracture to alleviate congestion. Several states see … [Read more...]

Microgrids in India to Avert Electricity Loss…Princeton Power Scores…Veolia in Ithaca

We hear a lot about the need for microgrids in India where remote villages lack access to the central grid. But it appears that microgrids could help out India’s central grid as well. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported last week that India has among the world’s highest electricity line losses – the disappearance of electricity … [Read more...]

No Place to Plug In: Welcome to the Age of Socket Insecurity

no place to plug in

America is good at making enough electricity to serve its increasingly plugged-in economy.  Ample juice is flowing. Problem is, there is no place to plug in. We are becoming a nation beset by socket insecurity. Watch the weary traveler in almost any airport, on the hunt for a charging kiosk to save his cell phone before its final tweet. … [Read more...]

NRG EVgo and Princeton Power Systems Showcase the Future of Green EV Charging at Solar Decathlon

green EV charging

An electrical socket is probably the most disinteresting technology in any home. But place a charging system in a city parking lot for the first time -- one meant for an electric vehicle -- and you’ll inevitably find people standing around marveling. And for good reason. EVs promise to radically change transportation. Creating efficient and … [Read more...]

Who’s Getting the Attention in the Microgrid Industry?

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Since MicrogridKnowledge.com recently celebrated its one-year anniversary, we thought this would be a good time to give you some insight into who – and what’s – capturing reader attention. So here are the top read articles for the last six and 12 months. The Oncor microgrid wins the six-month prize. And for the year, the most read story was … [Read more...]

Princeton Power Systems Displays New Inverter at Solar Power International

Princeton Power Systems will display its newest generation 100-kW grid tied inverter as well as its new 30-kW wall mount unit at this week’s Solar Power International (SPI) 2015 trade show in Anaheim, Calif. The company’s GTIB-100 G1.2 is a three-phase 100-kW four-quadrant converter with the same advanced microgrid functions as its predecessor. … [Read more...]

Annobon Island Microgrid: Case Study

A microgrid case study: The Annobon Island Microgrid, a reliable and cost-effective island microgrid. Annobon Province, an island off Equatorial Guinea in west central Africa, has a population of approximately 5,000 residents. The residents only have reliable electricity for up to five hours per day and spend an average of 15-20 percent of their … [Read more...]