Native American Energy Developer to Build Tribal Microgrid with $1.2M California Grant 

Indian Energy, a Native American-owned microgrid development and systems integration firm, plans to install flywheel technology as long-duration, non-lithium ion energy storage at a microgrid in San Diego County. This year, it was among organizations awarded grants by the California Energy Commission to demonstrate long-lasting, reliable, … [Read more...]

In Brief: Microgrids in Veterans Homes, Fluence Adds AI Company, Funding Boosts Way2H

Microgrids to power veterans homes  Instant On will build 19,000 microgrids to power veterans’ homes in a Martinsburg, West Virginia community. The project will include a 100 MW solar field and each home a microgrid/nanogrid, an microgrid controller, batteries, an EV charger and potentially fuel cells. Construction of the first 8,000 homes … [Read more...]

Siemens and University of New Mexico to Update Microgrid

Siemens and the University of New Mexico (UNM) will soon upgrade the smart grid center in Albuquerque with some of the latest technology for microgrids, electrical generation, power use and storage. A National Science Foundation (NSF) award amendment announcement allows Siemens to design controllers that use today’s technologies, protocols … [Read more...]

California All-Electric Vehicle Goal Leads to CleanSpark Acquisition

California’s goal to phase out gasoline-powered cars by 2035 puts state agencies, public sector companies and utilities on a fast track to build supporting electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure. That’s why CleanSpark, a software and services company, is joining the EV charging station market with its recently acquired subsidiary, … [Read more...]

Solar Plus Storage Microgrid Installed for Costa Rica Factory

A new solar plus storage microgrid in Costa Rica will provide resilient power and cost savings for an international component assembly and manufacturing company that makes sensitive components for industries from robotics to telecommunications. The new microgrid will significantly reduce the costs created by power outages and other … [Read more...]

New Partnership Bets on Waste-to-Hydrogen Microgrids

Can microgrids that use a waste-to-hydrogen process move municipalities and community choice aggregators (CCA) closer to energy independence?  That’s the bet of a new partnership that is angling for the community microgrid market as wildfires lead to outages and hundred-year storms occur more frequently across the country. The team — Local … [Read more...]