What is the Future of Microgrids in the Post-Hurricane Virgin Islands?

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How best to go about rebuilding is the multi-billion dollar question hanging over the US Virgin Islands as it picks itself up from massive destruction wrought by the recent hurricanes. Hurricanes Irma and Maria took a heavy toll on the islands' electric grids. Irma left St. Thomas and St. John without electricity when it made landfall early … [Read more...]

Ideal Power & Enerdel Team on Mobile Military Microgrid & News from MIT, AutoGrid & Total

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Mobile military microgrid keeps convoys off dangerous roads Ideal Power and Enerdel have teamed up on energy storage for a mobile military microgrid. The system is designed to reduce the need for diesel generators at remote bases. Military convoys sometimes must traverse hostile territory to deliver the diesel. Researchers in the Air Force … [Read more...]

Solar Microgrid on Vineyard Can Island, Reduces Carbon Emissions

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When Stone Edge Farm Estate Vineyards first installed its solar microgrid and other renewable technologies, the aim was to reduce carbon emissions by 50 percent. Within a year, the vineyard reached that goal, and is now aiming to attain below-zero carbon emissions using renewable energy and storage, the company says. Located on a 16-acre … [Read more...]

Quick Microgrid News…Northeast Storm ‘If Only I Had a Microgrid’…Willdan Group & NY Prize…Ideal Power & Sonnenbatterie…Geli and Equana

What you might have missed this week in microgrid news... Anyone in the Northeast thinking 'If only I had a microgrid' this week? No doubt some were remembering SuperStorm Sandy when a round of thunderstorms and 80 mph winds knocked out power in New England and New York August 4. Outages lasted for days in some areas More than 80,000 … [Read more...]

Quick News: Quick Growth in Energy Storage…Green Charge Networks Taps Ideal Power

Growth in distributed energy storage is exceeding industry expectations and is expected to grow  from 276 MW in 2015 to nearly 2,400 MW in 2018 and then 12,000 MW by 2024, according to a Navigant Research report. “Distributed storage is among the fastest-growing markets for energy storage globally,” said Anissa Dehamna, senior research analyst … [Read more...]