Case Study: Necker Island, British Virgin Islands — Among the Most Energy Efficient Islands in the World

Overview In 1978, Sir Richard Branson purchased Necker Island, a beautiful getaway in the British Virgin Islands. What began with a dream of creating an environment where people could talk and relax soon became an unparalleled luxury retreat. Now, Branson has a new dream: to transform Necker Island into one of the most energy efficient islands … [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...]

Off to Summer at my Remote Microgrid

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Contributing writer Cara Miale Goman takes us on a trip to Star Island, a New England getaway made energy-smart with a remote microgrid.  Star Island, one of the nine Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire near Maine, has everything one might expect from a remote island getaway: beautiful views of the Atlantic, boating, kayaking, 43 … [Read more...]

How Cell Phones Are Driving Remote Microgrid Growth: UGE’s story  

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A funny thing happened to Urban Green Energy (UGE) on the way to becoming a small wind turbine manufacturer. The New York company discovered that demand was limited for its product on a stand-alone basis. But combine small wind turbines with solar, storage and some intelligence – into a remote microgrid – and the market is vast. This … [Read more...]

Singapore Microgrid Seeks Technologies to Test; Eyes Commercialization

A Singapore microgrid will act as a testing ground for new technologies, under a program sponsored by the Singapore Energy Market Authority. The authority has issued a solicitation that seeks proposals to test reliability technologies at the Pulau Ubin Microgrid. The authority hopes to spur commercialization of successful systems. Proposals … [Read more...]