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Plug-and-Play Modular Microgrids Gain Market Momentum

Peter Asmus of Guidehouse describes results of his new report on the global potential for modular microgrids, systems that can be "pieced together like Lego blocks, thereby shrinking design and deployment costs." The beauty of the microgrid is it can be customized to meet the precise resiliency, economic, and environmental goals of any … [Read more...]

The Case for Microgrids on Skids: Small and Modular

In this week’s Industry Perspectives, Steve Pullins and Brian Levite explore the possibilities of small, modular microgrid solutions that could be designed once and built in a controlled environment; what they are calling microgrids on skids. The case for microgrids has been made many times here on the pages of Microgrid Knowledge. The … [Read more...]

ABB’s Modular Microgrid, Enel’s Disruptive Energy Tech, Mercedes Benz Home Storage

ABB seeks partners to trial new modular microgrid ABB plans to make a modular microgrid widely available at the end of 2017 that is suited to remote communities, extreme environments and places that lack access to reliable grid power. The MGS100 is also designed for small commercial and industrial facilities with inconsistent grid supply, so … [Read more...]

Modular Microgrids: Are They the Future, Will They Liberate Microgrids?

Modular microgrids are on their way in. In fact, they boast so many benefits they could liberate microgrids. And why exactly do microgrids need to be liberated? It's all spelled out in a Navigant Research whitepaper, "Liberating Microgrids (and All DER)," commissioned by Spirae, which markets a microgrid control platforms. The problem, … [Read more...]

Factory to Build Modular Microgrids in Hawaii

R.P. Delio and Company has opened a factory in Hawaii to build containerized, modular microgrids, a design that the company says will drive down costs and allow for quicker installation. The factory will build two types of microgrids using the company's proprietary Waypoint Power technology. One will contain inverters, AC power systems, and … [Read more...]

Microgrid Powers Circuit Breaker Manufacturer in Puerto Rico

A new microgrid project is underway for a Puerto Rico circuit breaker manufacturer that is designed to ensure business continuity and boost the renewable energy contribution to the grid during peak demand periods. Power management firm Eaton has partnered with Italy’s Enel X to develop the solar plus energy storage project at its Las Piedras … [Read more...]

Stationary Fuel Cells Act as a Microgrid Gap Solution

In a new special report series, we explore microgrid gap solutions for those who need immediate reliability while their microgrid is being built. The first  installment introduces the role stationary fuel cells play as a microgrid gap solution. Homeowners and businesses around the United States increasingly understand the value of microgrids … [Read more...]

Can This One Thing Speed Microgrid Project Development?

Microgrid developers often cite interconnection to the grid as one of the biggest challenges to getting more projects online. For example, in spring 2020, microgrid developers told the California Public Utilities Commission that they can build microgrids quickly — especially to help address shutoffs because of wildfires — but delays in … [Read more...]

Workshop: The Value of Resilience

In this workshop, you'll learn about the value of resilience, how it effects the design of your microgrid projects, and the economic tradeoffs that come with it. Experts from Scale Microgrid Solutions discuss why resiliency matters, how to value resilience at your site, why you should do it, and how it impacts the design and economics. They'll also … [Read more...]

PowerSecure, Endeavour Partner on Plug-and-Play Energy Router

PowerSecure, a microgrid company, and Endeavour, a sustainable infrastructure company, have partnered on a plug-and-play energy router, GridBlock, that can manage power supplies, energy storage and loads across microgrids. An Endeavour product, the router can create and operate a self-contained microgrid. The GridBlock platform combines hardware, … [Read more...]