Japanese Island Ditches Diesel for Microgrid Renewables

Plans are underway for a new microgrid that will combine renewable generation and energy storage batteries to supply tiny Okinoerabu Island in the southern part of Japan. The microgrid will use Kyocera’s energy management system to control solar, wind and storage battery capacity. Designed to promote local economic development and reduce … [Read more...]

Japan Budgets $21M for Microgrids: Report

Japan has budgeted $7 million per year for three years on microgrid demonstration projects, as part of a post-Fukushima effort to smarten the electric grid,  according to a report by GlobalData. As it boosts energy efficiency and renewables, the nation appears destined to become one of Asia-Pacific's top markets in smart grid development, says … [Read more...]

Asia-Pacific Microgrid Market Poised for Exponential Growth: Frost & Sullivan

The Asia-Pacific microgrid market is poised for “exponential growth,” a 38.3 percent rise from $84.2 million in 2013 to $814.3 million in 2020, according to a new Frost & Sullivan report. Test pilots are underway in most countries – largely to secure resilient supply. Japan leads the pack, according to the report, “Analysis of the … [Read more...]