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Solar Plus Storage Eliminates Hefty Demand Charges…and Other Quick Microgrid News

Federal tax incentives for solar plus energy storage systems are currently available for up to 30 percent of the total cost. For Mission Viejo business Franchise Services, an investment in solar plus storage will drastically reduce utility bills -- and eliminate hefty demand charges. The company, which occupies a 44,000 square foot office … [Read more...]

Deloitte: On-site Energy on the Rise with Millennials Leading the Clean Energy Charge & Other Quick Microgrid News

Millennials are increasingly driving electric utilities and businesses to use more clean energy, according to a study from Deloitte. “Resources 2016 Study - Energy Management: Navigating the Headwinds," highlights the increasing influence of millennials aged 21-34, the largest and most dominant consumer group, as a dynamic force behind the shift … [Read more...]

Microgrid-Ready CHP for U.S. Military Facility in Germany and Other Quick Microgrid News

Microgrid-ready CHP Plant to save energy, taxpayer dollars and improve energy security Siemens and the Defense Logistics Agency - Energy (DLA-E) signed a $24.6 million ESPC contract to install, operate and maintain a microgrid-ready combined heat and power (CHP) plant at the U.S. Army’s Installation Management Command (IMCOM) headquarters in … [Read more...]

Green Banks, Green Bonds: Financing Clean Energy Projects – Quick Microgrid News

Green Banks, Green Bonds: Financing Clean Energy Projects in India India is currently Asia’s third largest clean energy market, and is poised to become the largest in the next decade. It also has some ambitious renewable energy and climate goals: to produce 160 GW of power from solar, wind and other renewable energy by 2022. How much might … [Read more...]

Addressing the Soft Costs of Going Solar and Other Quick Microgrid News

SolSmart designation recognizes solar cities, addresses soft costs of going solar The new SolSmart designation program, from the ICMA and The Solar Foundation, will recognize leading solar cities and local governments that "cut the red tape," taking action to foster solar market growth. “The role of local governments in building stronger and … [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...]

Waste-to-Energy Microgrid Test at Hawaii Air Force Base…and Other Quick Microgrid News

The Hawaii Air National Guard’s 154th Wing at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) will be the site of a $6.8 million waste-to-energy microgrid test. The demo tests the viability of using renewable energy and microgrids to assure that the Air Force can continue mission critical operations regardless of the state of the public utility grid or … [Read more...]

The Grid Optimization Software that’s Music to Our Ears and Other Quick Microgrid News

This week's Quick Microgrid News... Paterson, New Jersey, Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres wants to build a microgrid at the Great Falls. As reported by the Paterson Times, Mayor Torres pitched the idea to Governor Chris Christie's cabinet members at the Mayors’ Legislative Day in Trenton earlier this month. Microgrids offer a way to mitigate grid … [Read more...]

Why there is No One Microgrid Business Model & Other Quick Microgrid News

No single dominant microgrid business model has emerged yet, says  Navigant Research, which presents 10 emerging  models in a new report. Because microgrids are modular, and of various configurations, it is almost impossible to calculate their overall return on investment, Navigant says. Hence, their lack of a single clear busines … [Read more...]

Around the World in Energy Storage: Quick Microgrid News

For an agricultural business in Hawaii, it's aloha reliable power. At Mari's Garden, aquaponics on site combine growing plants hydroponically with growing fish through aquaculture. Read: consistently high energy consumption coupled with expensive electricity. They sought a renewable energy generation solution that could connect with energy storage … [Read more...]