A Step Toward the Re-Design of the Grid: California ISO Receives Federal Approval…And Other Quick News

Community microgrid for Ideal Academy Public Charter School (Washington, D.C.) The D.C. Lamond Riggs community is getting smarter -- in more ways than one. Ideal Academy Public Charter School will soon host a community microgrid designed, financed and built by BDG Renewable Energy Development.  The community microgrid will improve reliability … [Read more...]

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

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...]