Advanced Microgrid Solutions & SunEdison to Deliver 50 MW of Storage to Southern Cal Ed

Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and solar giant SunEdison have teamed to finance and deliver 50 MW of energy storage for Southern California Edison (SCE) under long-term capacity contracts. Known for its hybrid electric building approach, AMS won the contract through an SCE request for proposals in 2013, issued to fulfill a local capacity … [Read more...]

Quick Microgrid News: NYISO on Microgrids…Solar, Storage & Lower Prices…Telecom Likes DG

Quick microgrid news for this week... The New York Independent System Operator describes a future power grid with “an increasing number of microgrids to serve the particular needs of institutions, corporations, and communities, while retaining connections to the bulk power system,” in its new report, "Power Trends 2015: Rightsizing the … [Read more...]

Quick Microgrid News: Navigant, ABB, Samsung, Imergy, SunEdison, Burns, Clean Coalition, PSEG

In today's Quick Microgrid News, Navigant identifies the market for community resilience microgrids...ABB and Samsung strike a deal to develop microgrids...SunEdison places a big order with Imergy...The Burns Group microgrid project at Temple University wins an engineering award...The Clean Coalition wins a microgrid consultanting deal with … [Read more...]

Three Reasons to Watch the SolarCity Microgrid Play

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When it comes to market signals, SolarCity’s move into microgrids this week was a clanging, light-flashing, the-train-is-arriving announcement. The solar giant's arrival is a big deal not so much because of the product it will offer -- a solar and battery microgrid called GridLogic -- but because of how SolarCity has changed electricity markets … [Read more...]

SunEdison Acquires Solar Grid Storage

Solar giant SunEdison announced today that it has acquired Solar Grid Storage, an early developer of grid-connected solar microgrids. SunEdison acquired Solar Grid Storage's  project origination team and project pipeline, along with four operating storage projects. The acquisition adds battery storage to SunEdison's solar and wind … [Read more...]

Microgrid-enabling Technologies Market May Reach $155 Billion in Less than a Decade

As demand for microgrids grows, so does the need for microgrid-enabling technologies -- the various systems and components that let the microgrid generate power and store it, supply customers, and connect and disconnect from the grid. These technologies include diesel generators, natural gas generators, fuel cells, solar PV, distributed wind, … [Read more...]

Milk, Bread and a Microgrid: What Savvy Whole Foods Has Figured Out Now

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Whole Foods Market has earned its stripes as a trend spotter.  When the grocery store began its national expansion 30 years ago, skeptics doubted that enough consumers would pay a premium for organic food to make the supermarket chain a success. With $13 billion in annual sales last year, and now 388 stores, the food retailer has clearly proved … [Read more...]

Microgrid Projects Underground, Overseas and on the Coast

Recent news about microgrid projects, funding and awards.... Bury your microgrid? New York has awarded $3.3 million for research into microgrids and other electric resiliency projects, among them an underground microgrid. The underground microgrid will be at Clarkson University in Potsdam. The state awarded $381,000 for its design, being … [Read more...]