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Why you should use AI to optimize your solar and storage system design

A new white paper from Veritone outlines how artificial intelligence optimized a commercial-scale solar and storage system to help one business save money, go green and reduce uncertainty. The aftermath of 2021's Winter Storm Uri was devastating to residents and businesses alike — even more so when the energy bills for that month came due. … [Read more...]

Look to the rooftop for the real show at this Manhattan convention center

New York's Javits Center attracts some big-name shows, among them NYC Comic Con. However, an even more impressive — but lesser known — act is happening on its rooftop. There you'll find what the convention center describes as the largest rooftop solar array in Manhattan, which is part of a 13-MW microgrid. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul drew … [Read more...]

Not all microgrid controllers are created equal

Tim McDuffie, senior business development engineer at Smarter Grid Solutions, explains why different microgrid implementations require different controllers. When people think about microgrids, they often envision a microgrid in a box scenario where one or two energy sources such as a battery and solar panels are connected to a basic … [Read more...]

PowerSecure executive offers a primer on microgrids

Eric Dupont, chief development officer at PowerSecure, offers a primer on microgrids for those who are beginning to research the technology and he explains how microgrids give businesses control over their own energy destiny. He recently spoke with Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge editor-in-chief. Watch the full video … [Read more...]

Major North American food producer to exit the California grid

More of our food is about to come from microgrid power. California’s Taylor Farms, a major North American fresh food producer, is building a microgrid in partnership with Bloom Energy, Ameresco and Concept Clean Energy. The microgrid will be designed to power an entire 450,000 square facility, so that it eventually can operate with no tie to the … [Read more...]

Creating a clear path to smarter energy

Dan Nordloh, senior vice president and general manager at EnTech Solutions, outlines four steps businesses can take to reach their energy goals and become smarter energy users. The energy landscape in the USA is becoming more complicated. Fuel prices can be unpredictable. Access to substantial oil and gas is dependent on resources and … [Read more...]

13 new solar plus storage microgrids bring relief to Lebanon

The power situation in Lebanon is grim. A weak and inefficient power grid, rising fuel prices and the devaluation of the country's currency are the primary culprits in a perfect storm that's deepened Lebanon's economic and electricity crisis this year. Crippling rolling blackouts, which leave residents and businesses with as little as two … [Read more...]

How AI-powered DERMS can build and optimize a smart grid

A new white paper from Veritone explores the role that artificial intelligence (AI) and DERMS can play in building and optimizing a smart grid. As the country works to decarbonize the grid through the integration of renewable technologies such as wind, solar and even electric vehicles, there is still a major hurdle to overcome. The current … [Read more...]

From microgrids to the moon: The unusual journey of Blue Planet Energy

Henk Rogers sold his computer game company in 2005 for a sizable sum. But he had little time to celebrate. Within one month he found himself in the back of an ambulance with a 100% arterial blockage to the heart, a condition also known as a “widow maker.” This is not how energy companies usually begin. But that moment marked the start of … [Read more...]

Microgrids, microgrids, microgrids: A holistic overview

Juan Matson, senior sales manager, Gas Power Systems North America at Rolls Royce, explores how microgrid controllers can maximize the benefits of DERs. A key value proposition for microgrids is that they put into context the old and the new. Microgrids are a new way of looking at the old energy and power problems from quality, reliability, … [Read more...]