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...]

Building the case for the standardization of microgrid platforms for the DOD

Xendee's chief technology officer, Michael Stadler, and lead engineer Zack Pecenak, explore the benefits of rapid, repeatable modeling and design as demonstrated at three military installations. The US Department of Defense (DOD), through its Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), has identified microgrids as a … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Organizations join forces to release short video explaining microgrids

With the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) now signed into law, renewable microgrids will usher in a new era of American resiliency. Think Microgrid, the Civil Society Institute, RMI and Millennial Action Project are releasing Microgrids Now, a short video explaining microgrids and how they are a game changer for the US energy grid. The … [Read more...]