Here you will find a series of microgrid reports and research from the editorial team of Microgrid Knowledge. These microgrid reports are available for free download.

Special Report on Fuel Cell Microgrids

microgrid and fuel cell

Fuel cell microgrids are on the rise, the result of a natural pairing of two technologies-fuel cells and microgrids- that serve a mutual mission. Together, they meet today’s demand for energy that is cost-competitive, highly reliable, clean, quiet, contained, modular, scalable and community-friendly. Once futuristic, both technologies find … [Read more...]

Reciprocating Engine Generators and Microgrids: The Last Defense Against a Power Outage

reciprocating engines and microgrids

Reciprocating engine generators are becoming increasingly important to help solve three contemporary energy problems. The first problem occurs in developed areas like North America, where electric reliability is crucial as the economy grows ever more Internet-based. The second problem can be found in remote regions of the world, where no … [Read more...]

Microgrid Knowledge Guide to Gas Turbine Microgrids

gas turbine microgrid

Movement is a foot worldwide to bring new intelligence to conventional or ‘dumb’ generation. The gas turbine microgrid is central to this smartening of power generation. The term dumb generation describes the kind of conventional power plants, wind turbines or solar panels that have been used for decades. They produce megawatts, but do nothing … [Read more...]

Microgrid Knowledge Survey 2016

microgrid survey

We conducted the Microgrid Knowledge survey to gauge market perceptions about the microgrid landscape and its players, markets, and policies. There were 244 responses from microgrid developers, utilities, large energy customers, policymakers, regulators, investors and others. Here are some of the topics we explore in the report. The Microgrid … [Read more...]

The Supercharged Building

As we’ve improved human shelters from caves to condos, we have engineered increasingly complex supercharged building systems to maintain our comfort. Modern central heating and cooling systems give us the freedom to live and work almost anywhere and be spared exposure to weather. This is, of course, a good thing. But humankind pays a price for … [Read more...]

The Energy Efficient Microgrid What Combined Heat & Power and District Energy Bring to the Microgrid Revolution

A kind of collective ‘ah ha’ is driving North America toward a more distributed grid, what some call local energy. Businesses, industrial facilities, institutions and cities are realizing the value of taking control over their energy efficient supply. Local energy promises lower costs, more reliable electric supply, storm resiliency, reduced … [Read more...]

Community Microgrids: A Guide City Leaders Seeking Clean, Reliable and Locally Controlled Energy

Community microgrids are central pillars of today’s local energy revolution. Being developed in municipalities large and small, they are a key feature of the new clean and efficient electrical infrastructure that is beginning to transform America’s energy grid into a less centralized and more democratized entity. Mayors and city leaders are … [Read more...]

The Energy Efficient CHP Microgrid

CHP Microgrid

This Special Report from Microgrid Knowledge paints a picture of the emerging microgrid-driven world. It also explains topics like district energy and combined heat and power (CHP). You'll learn how a CHP microgrid improves the economics and energy efficiency of a microgrid. Local energy promises lower costs, more reliable electric supply, storm … [Read more...]

Microgrid Knowledge Special Report on Microgrid Financing

Finances for Microgrids

The microgrid industry is expected to see rapid growth in the coming decade. Some describe it as the next market iteration of solar. While many catalysts will drive industry growth, analysts point to microgrid financing as a primary factor. The turning point for the solar industry came when it formulated financing models — such as solar power … [Read more...]

Microgrid Policy Guide

Microgrid Development

North America is positioning for a new and significant round of microgrid development. But will we frame the rules of the game correctly to capture the full benefit of microgrids. We look at why microgrids are growing in popularity, their economics, the regulatory landscape, state activity, industry. And finally we profile successful microgrid … [Read more...]