Another Win for Princeton Power Systems with NYC Energy Storage

Princeton Power Systems has hit it out of the park again with another high visibility project, this time in Manhattan where energy storage will be installed in luxury buildings and then aggregated to bolster the electric grid. The project will use the GTIB-100 bi-directional converters produced by the New Jersey-based company, which designs and … [Read more...]

Illinois Lawmakers Consider $300M for Utility Microgrids

Utility microgrids would get a big boost in Illinois under a smart grid bill introduced into the state legislature and backed by the state’s largest utility, Commonwealth Edison. The bill (HB 3328/SB1879) would let ComEd invest $300 million in six microgrid pilot projects that would serve healthcare, homeland security, transportation and water … [Read more...]

Oh the Irony…Storm Cancels Meeting about How Microgrids Keep the Lights on in Storms

Could it be more ironic? A group in New Jersey, promoting microgrids to ward off outages during storms, had to cancel its January 27 public information meeting. Because of a storm. The good news is that MIDJersey Chamber and the MIDJersey Center for Economic Development plan to reschedule the meeting. Update! The meeting has been rescheduled to … [Read more...]

Events that Shaped the Microgrid Industry in 2014

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Here’s a look at events that shaped the microgrid industry in 2014, a pivotal year for the growing sector. The timeline is made up of articles from MicrogridKnowledge.com and EnergyEfficiencyMarkets.com. They show microgrids advancing from planning to action; from a prospect to a trending technology. States crafted polices and offered … [Read more...]

Microgrid-enabling Technologies Market May Reach $155 Billion in Less than a Decade

As demand for microgrids grows, so does the need for microgrid-enabling technologies -- the various systems and components that let the microgrid generate power and store it, supply customers, and connect and disconnect from the grid. These technologies include diesel generators, natural gas generators, fuel cells, solar PV, distributed wind, … [Read more...]

Army Moves Forward with Microgrid-Ready Solar in Alabama

Designing new solar projects to be 'microgrid-ready' can boost their value. As is often the case with energy innovation, the military is leading the way in this practice. Redstone Arsenal is a good example. Based in Alabama, the facility is a strategic hub for both the Army and NASA, so energy security is crucial. Thus, the Army plans to install … [Read more...]

Five Most Read Microgrid Stories on MicrogridKnowledge.com

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MicrogridKnowledge.com is now three months old. So we wanted to take this opportunity to thank our readers and sponsors who have helped make our launch so successful. We see the fast-growing microgrid industry as one of the greatest game changers -- indeed society changers -- in energy today. We're dedicated to telling the industry's story, … [Read more...]

US Air Force Unveils World’s Largest Electric Vehicle-to-Grid Fleet

And so it begins. For years we've talked about the profound change the electric vehicle will bring to the power grid. And now, in Los Angeles the military will show how it's done with the world's largest vehicle-to-grid project to date. The Los Angeles Air Force Base in California (LAAFB) has acquired 42 plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs), the … [Read more...]

Microgrid Growth: How Far, How Fast Since Superstorm Sandy?

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When massive storms hit, we get religion. Superstorm Sandy was that kind of storm. States along the US East Coast emerged from the wreckage two years ago this week with a new devotion to creating a more resilient electric system. Where the central grid failed, microgrids kept the lights on. So government leaders, businesses, and even some … [Read more...]

Princeton Power Systems Reaches 500-Unit Milestone…Sign of Growing Local Energy Market

Here’s another sign of the growing microgrid and local energy market. Princeton Power Systems, famous for the Alcatraz project, is reporting today that it has now manufactured and delivered more than 500 units of its grid-tied converter. Princeton Power Systems (not to be confused with  Princeton University’s microgrid ) designs and and … [Read more...]