Distributed Wind Energy: Plausible for Microgrids?

Solar is the renewable resource often associated with microgrids. Distributed wind has seemed too niche and scarce to play much of a role. But don't count distributed wind out yet. Its numbers may grow. The amount of behind-the-meter distributed wind energy could reach 42 GW by 2020, according to a report from the federal Department of … [Read more...]

The Alcatraz Microgrid: Life on ‘The Rock’ Not Easy, Even for a Microgrid

The Alcatraz microgrid stands as a model for installing modern energy technology under difficult terms. Historical structures had to be kept intact, equipment protected from the elements, and no new buildings erected. Here's how developer Princeton Power  Systems accomplished the task. The 22-acre island in San Francisco Bay is now a tourist … [Read more...]