$1.5 Billion Microgrid Market Opportunity Emerges in Kenya

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A confluence of innovation, risk taking, and public and private effort has created a five-year, $1.5 billion microgrid market opportunity in Kenya, leading Germany’s TFE Consulting to dub the East African nation, “The World's Microgrid Lab.” International startups are deploying innovative mobile 'pay as you go' (Pay-Go), home solar, and … [Read more...]

Remote Microgrids, Corruption, Celebrities and Other Quick Microgrid News

When it comes to electricity markets, small and remote is getting big. In fact, the worldwide value of remote microgrids and nanogrids is expected to grow from $10.9 billion in 2015 to $196.5 billion in 2024, according to a new report by Navigant Research. Navigant looked at the cumulative global value of assets and services related to … [Read more...]

Poll Explains Utility Attraction to Microgrids…and Other Quick Microgrid News

If you're wondering why so many utilities are interested in microgrids, check the weather. Ninety-four percent of utility CEOS recently surveyed on five continents said severe weather has hurt their operations. And nearly as many -- 89 percent -- said they see a global agreement on greenhouse gas emissions vital to their business success. The … [Read more...]

Microgrid Developer Serves as Private Utility in Kenya

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What's a great way to bring power to small communities in developing countries? Microgrid developer PowerHive thinks the answer is microgrids powered by 100 percent solar energy and energy storage, and the company has taken an important step toward bringing power to remote communities. With a "concession," or permit, granted by the Kenya … [Read more...]

Quick Microgrid News: NY Village Hires Microgrid Team…$250M in Private Equity for Microgrids…Powerhive’s Kenya Win

Sherburne, New York has retained Power Analytics, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Siemens to help with initial development of a community microgrid. The village won a $100,000 grant last month to conduct a microgrid feasibility study through the NY Prize competition. PA, BAH, and Siemens had helped the central New York village prepare its successful … [Read more...]