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...]

Australia’s largest rooftop solar microgrid coming to logistics facility

The largest intermodal freight and logistics facility in Australia will soon be powered by what's said to be the country's largest rooftop solar microgrid. Solar Bay will install and operate a microgrid at the Moorebank Logistics Park (MLP) in Sydney, Australia. The solar microgrid will include a 60-MW rooftop solar array, a 150-MWh battery … [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...]

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 microgrids performed during the summer heatwave

During this summer’s heatwave in the US, multi-tasking microgrids kept the lights on in a small California community surrounded by wildfire, supported the Texas grid during power emergencies, islanded to relieve stress on the California power system and helped an Oregon military facility meet its air conditioning needs when temperatures … [Read more...]

Pennsylvania recycling firm launches microgrid with solar and long-duration iron flow battery

ESS has completed a microgrid installation at Sycamore International, a technology recycling company in West Grove, Pennsylvania. The new microgrid, which was developed by TerraSol Energies includes a 115-kW direct current solar array and an ESS Energy Warehouse, which is a long-duration iron flow battery system.  According to Sycamore … [Read more...]

Can microgrids help to bridge the infrastructure gap for the EV charging surge?

Norm Campbell, manager of business development at Go Electric, explores the challenges and the potential for battery-enabled microgrids to be the bridge while the distribution infrastructure transitions to handle the coming EV charging and EV generation loads. We have all seen the executive order and the Inflation Reduction Act with a push … [Read more...]

Fast cars and (energy) freedom: Porsche goes microgrid

Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) is investing $50 million in a renovation project that includes a solar microgrid and an expansion of the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta, a unique venue that allows you to let your inner Formula E driver loose on a driver development track in a Taycan, Porsche's first all-electric sports car. The company … [Read more...]