New York to Release $40M for Solar-Storage…Sunrun Wins Top Ranking from Navigant

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Solar-storage funding for New York businesses New York plans to make $40 million available in November for commercial and industrial (C&I) solar-storage projects, including community solar gardens. This is the first time the state has offered funding for storage since it released its energy storage roadmap in June. The Public Service … [Read more...]

Schneider Electric Wins $5.2M Deal to Build a Microgrid at California’s Port of Long Beach

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Schneider Electric has won a $5.2 million contract to provide a microgrid for the nation’s second busiest port, the Port of Long Beach in the city of Long Beach, California. One of the giants in the microgrid arena, Schneider will design, engineer and build the $7.1 million project. Part of the funding -- $5 million -- comes from a … [Read more...]

Planning Ahead for Future Natural Disasters

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Veolia's Mike Byrnes discusses the importance of turning hindsight into foresight by planning and implementing energy resiliency ahead of the next natural disaster. Natural disasters are occurring more frequently, more severely, and impacting inland as well as coastal communities. Hurricane Florence is just the latest example.  A well … [Read more...]

Private Funding Strategies Streamline Path to Sustainable, Local Economic Success through Energy-as-a-Service

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In this edition of Industry Perspectives, Karen Morgan, president and CEO of Dynamic Energy Networks, explores what DEN calls the "community resilience imperative," and how innovative private funding strategies are streamlining the path to sustainable, local economic success through energy-as-a-service.  The central goal of both public and … [Read more...]

Applications Open for the “Microgrids for the Greater Good” Award, Microgrid 2019

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Microgrid Knowledge is now accepting applications for the Microgrids for the Greater Good awards program. Winners will be announced at Microgrid 2019: "Shaping the New Electric Grid" to be held in San Diego, May 14-16. "Microgrids take on some heroic tasks -- sheltering the vulnerable during disasters, keeping hospitals up and running when … [Read more...]

Bloom Energy Secures $100M in Financing; Demand Grows for Fuel Cell Microgrids

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Fuel cell manufacturer Bloom Energy has secured $100 million in project financing from Key Equipment Finance, as it sees demand grow for microgrids. Key will provide lease financing for fuel cell projects in the commercial and indusrial sector, totaling about 10-15 MW. Bloom Energy says it will now be able to offer shorter term deal … [Read more...]

New Solar Incentive in Massachusetts…Tecogen to Install School Microgrid…Launch Alaska Deadline Near

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Another microgrid-friendly move in Massachusetts Massachusetts looks even more microgrid-friendly with approval yesterday of a new solar tariff expected to save ratepayers $4.7 billion over current programs and make rooftop solar cash flow positive more quickly. Under the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART), a project under 5 MW … [Read more...]

Would You Like to Present at Microgrid 2019?

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Microgrid Knowledge today issued a call for presentations for “Microgrid 2019: Shaping the New Electric Grid,” May 14-16 in San Diego. The proposals are due January 31 in what is expected to be a highly competitive process -- Microgrid 2018 attracted three times more proposals than openings available. “Here’s a chance to present stories … [Read more...]

Best of Industry Perspectives: Surprising Ways Distributed Energy Resources Can Transform the Economy

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Navigant's Peter Asmus describes five surprises that may lie ahead as distributed energy resources (DER) and microgrids transform the global economy. This edition of  Industry Perspectives was one of the most popular columns on Microgrid Knowledge during the first quarter of 2018.   It is that time of the year again, when pundits pontificate … [Read more...]

California Approves $5M Grant for Microgrid at Naval War Center

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The California Energy Commission Friday approved a $5 million grant to demonstrate a standardized, renewable energy microgrid at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division near Oxnard. The microgrid is part of a larger, $50 million effort by the commission to help commercialize microgrids — both for the military and private … [Read more...]