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...]

California Judicial Council seeks bids for microgrids, solar, storage at 32 sites

The largest judicial court system in the United States — California’s — is seeking bids to develop renewable microgrids or solar and storage for 32 of its courthouses, judicial centers and other sites. The state Judicial Council issued a request for proposals (RFP) this week as part of its effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and secure … [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...]

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...]

Solar microgrids to electrify 80 new communities in India

Armed with $6 million in new debt financing, Husk Power Systems announced last week that it will begin electrifying 80 new communities in India with solar microgrids. This new project will deliver reliable power to nearly 10,000 new customers and benefit about 60,000 people. The company already has roughly 150 community microgrid systems … [Read more...]

Schneider and Citizens Energy activate unique renewable microgrid on Connecticut campus

Schneider Electric and Citizens Energy have activated the first microgrid in Connecticut that can run on 100% renewable energy around the clock while in island mode. The project is located at the Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception campus.  The $7 million project, first described by Microgrid Knowledge in April 2021, evolved into a … [Read more...]

Resources for policymakers researching microgrids

Are you a policymaker, community leader or advocate trying to learn more about microgrids? Microgrid Knowledge has prepared this resource page to help you find answers. Begin by viewing this short and engaging video, Microgrids Now!, prepared by the Civil Society Institute, Think Microgrid, RMI and the Millennial Action Project. It explains the … [Read more...]

AGL Energy to build microgrid in partnership with commercial orchard

Sophie Gale of One Step Off The Grid reports on an agricultural microgrid in Australia planned by a gen-tailer — a large utility with a combined generator and retail businesses — and a commercial orchard. Major Australian gen-tailer AGL Energy will partner with a fruit and tree nut farmer in the New South Wales Riverina region to shift the … [Read more...]

First glimpse into how the US government will allot energy resilience money

The US Congress approved billions of dollars in clean energy funding and tax credits over the last year, including for microgrids. Now the big question is when and how the money will flow to energy projects. The Department of Energy (DOE) offered a glimpse into its plans for the $10.5 billion that is designated for energy resilience in a … [Read more...]