A new mobile nanogrid that needs neither grid nor gas station

After Hurricane Katrina hit the southeastern US in August 2005 — causing more than 1,800 deaths — Lauren Flanagan, CEO and co-founder of nanogrid maker Sesame Solar, decided she had to do something to address the human toll of climate disasters. “When you have a Katrina-like catastrophe, the government sends out fossil solutions,” she said. But … [Read more...]

Green hydrogen – the critical element for mobile DERs

Lauren Flanagan, the executive chair and co-founder of Sesame Solar, shares insights on how distributed energy resource (DER) systems can integrate solar, battery storage and green hydrogen backup power for mobile, emergency power applications. In his 2002 groundbreaking book, "The Hydrogen Economy," Jeremy Rifkin predicted that hydrogen … [Read more...]

Five Considerations for Designing DERs with Increased Energy Autonomy

Lauren Flanagan, executive chair and co-founder of Sesame Solar, discusses key considerations that simplify the process of designing distributed energy resources (DERs) that create energy autonomy. Distributed energy resources (DERs) are significantly changing the way energy is produced, stored and distributed. Ideally, they are mobile and … [Read more...]

Disaster Response DERs Are a Logical Choice for Companies and Government

Lauren Flanagan, executive chair and co-founder of Sesame Solar, shares insights around the use of DERs and nanogrids as part of a disaster response to extreme weather and power outages. Distributed energy resource systems (DERs) are the future of sustainable, resilient, clean electricity and are a perfect fit for the humanitarian effort … [Read more...]

The Rise of Energy on Wheels

Two US energy companies have become the latest to offer a mobile energy system that allows a microgrid or batteries to move where needed at any given time. Called Nomad Transportable Power Systems (NOMAD), the new product is a joint venture of Northern Reliability and KORE Power. NOMAD is being offered in three sizes: 600 kWh, 1 MWh and 2 … [Read more...]