Energy Storage and the Supermajors…6 Policies to Up Corporate Use of Renewables…& More News

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What Total's energy storage play means for supermajors French oil company Total is the first oil “supermajor” entering new areas of business including solar plus storage and distributed energy generation, Lux Research says, and the other global oil supermajors — BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell and Total — should follow … [Read more...]

New Microgrid in China Moves Forward with Capstone Equipment

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Capstone Turbine will supply a microturbine for a 10-MW wind-energy based microgrid in China, the California company said Monday. The microgrid will serve an industrial customer in Beijing, according to a Capstone spokesman. A major Chinese wind company secured the order for Capstone’s C600 Signature Series microturbine, he said. The order … [Read more...]

The Hybrid Microgrid Down Under…Lux Research Sees Distruptive Energy Ahead…Other Quick News

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Construction will begin in September on a hybrid microgrid in Coober Pedy, a remote town in the Australian outback where conditions are harsh. Two Senvion MM92 turbines will supply wind energy to the hybrid microgrid, which also will use solar and battery storage to help the community reduce its reliance on diesel fuel. The project has … [Read more...]

Japan Proposes Microgrid Project in the Philippines…How to Write an Energy Storage RFP… and Other Quick News

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Tokyo Electric Power Company proposes 1-MW island microgrid project in the Philippines The Japanese government has proposed a 1-MW microgrid project in the Philippines. As reported by the  Catanduanes Tribune, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) -- the largest power supplier in Japan -- selected Catanduanes' capital town of Virac for the … [Read more...]

GE Positions to Scale Up in the Microgrid Market

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General Electric yesterday signaled that it is about to become more visible and aggressive in the increasingly competitive microgrid market. “The technology is ready, and we are now ready to scale up,” said Herve Amosse, GE’s general manager for grid automation, siting an increasingly viable business case for microgrids as renewable energy costs … [Read more...]

Social Enterprise Co. Plans to Install 4,000 Solar Microgrids in India

Boond Engineering and Development, a social enterprise company, has announced plans to install 4,000 solar microgrids in India to serve one million people in rural areas by 2022. The northern India company is installing the solar microgrids as part of the Business Call to Action (BCtA), a global initiative launched by the United Nations … [Read more...]

India Floats Plan to Install 10,000 Microgrids and Mini-Grids

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India is floating a plan to spur development of 10,000 renewable microgrids and mini-grids to help bring electricity to 237 million people living in energy poverty. Issued this week by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the draft plan calls for 500 MW of installations by energy service companies (ESCOs). The ministry defines microgrids … [Read more...]

Siemens Moves into Top Spot for Microgrid Vendors: Navigant

A new quarterly report from Navigant Research places Siemens in the top spot for capacity among microgrid vendors, followed by ABB. North America regained its lead for global microgrid capacity over the Asia Pacific. Navigant's Microgrid Deployment Tracker 2Q16 measures data on known grid-tied and remote microgrid projects in the proposal, … [Read more...]

What’s behind Caterpillar’s New Hybrid Microgrid Play? Here’s a Deeper Look

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Caterpillar became the latest big infrastructure company to unveil a microgrid play with the recent launch of its hybrid microgrid into the global market. The Cat hybrid technology combines solar, energy storage and fossil fuels and will focus on projects 10 kW to 100 MW. A $47 billion company, Cat intends to leverage its global distribution … [Read more...]

Green Banks, Green Bonds: Financing Clean Energy Projects – Quick Microgrid News

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Green Banks, Green Bonds: Financing Clean Energy Projects in India India is currently Asia’s third largest clean energy market, and is poised to become the largest in the next decade. It also has some ambitious renewable energy and climate goals: to produce 160 GW of power from solar, wind and other renewable energy by 2022. How much might … [Read more...]