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California’s Kern High School District issues microgrid request for qualifications

The Kern High School District in Lake Isabella, California plans to install a microgrid and has issued a solicitation for qualified companies. Located in the southern Sierra Nevada, the district serves more than 35,000 students and employs 3,500 people. To be built at the Kern Valley High School, the microgrid will back up the school’s … [Read more...]

Maryland awards funds for three more microgrid projects

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has awarded another $359,065 for microgrids as part of its Resilient Maryland Planning Program. Three winners were chosen in the second round of the MEA's 2022 program and they will use the money to conduct feasibility analysis and other preconstruction activities. They join six other applicants … [Read more...]

Enchanted Rock’s reciprocating engine secures CARB DG certification

Texas-based microgrid developer Enchanted Rock said its reciprocating engine has become the first such engine to meet the strict emissions standards under the California Air Resources Board Distributed Generation (CARB DG) certification. Most CARB DG certified technologies are microturbines and fuel cells, while Enchanted Rock's application … [Read more...]

AXA IM Alts makes investment in GreenStruxure

AXA IM Alts, a European-based investor with about $160 billion in assets under management, said today that it has committed $15 million to microgrid developer GreenStruxure, joining earlier investors Huck Capital and Inclusive Capital Partners, alongside strategic investor and technology partner Schneider Electric. GreenStruxure has been … [Read more...]

Ghana to make more than $85 million investment in minigrids and stand-alone solar

Ghana will develop 35 minigrids and stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) solar systems, an investment of more than $85 million, under agreements with the African Development Fund and the government of Switzerland. The systems, with installed capacity of 67.5 MW, will serve schools, health centers and communities. The project comes as the nation … [Read more...]

In Australia, New South Wales’ grid operator goes against the convention and pursues a microgrid

Renew Economy's Giles Parkinson describes a bold move in Australia by New South Wales grid operator Transgrid to pursue a microgrid over a more conventional diesel option. Plans to power the remote New South Wales mining city of Broken Hill with a world-first renewable microgrid have been revived after transmission company Transgrid found a … [Read more...]

Mainspring Energy closes on more than $150 million in Series E funding

Mainspring Energy, which provides linear generators for microgrids, has closed on more than $150 million in first stage Series E funding, led by global growth equity investor Lightrock and joined by Khosla Ventures, Bill Gates, Fine Structure Ventures, the private equity firm affiliated with the parent company of Fidelity Investments, Princeville … [Read more...]

US builder plans 200,000 home microgrids using zinc batteries

The number of home microgrid communities is picking up, spurred by natural disasters, increasing energy prices and a desire to combat climate change. For example, energy costs were the main driver for the Silvies Valley Ranch outside of Burns, Oregon, where off-grid microgrids for each of 600 homes under development makes more financial … [Read more...]

Endeavor Business Media acquires Microgrid Knowledge

Endeavor Business Media announces the acquisition of Microgrid Knowledge, including the online news and information site designed to advance microgrid adoption and the microgrid conference series. This acquisition will align with Endeavor’s energy brands such as T&D World, EnergyTech and Utility Analytics Institute, among others. “We … [Read more...]

San Jose, California mayor again pushes for energy independence with support of Google microgrid

The San Jose City Council voted this week to take the next step in reviewing a microgrid planned by Google, giving Mayor Sam Liccardo another victory in his quest for city energy independence. “We need dependable, resilient, reliable power, and microgrids are clearly a pathway to doing so for many communities,” Liccardo said during the April … [Read more...]