Australia’s largest rooftop solar microgrid coming to logistics facility

The largest intermodal freight and logistics facility in Australia will soon be powered by what's said to be the country's largest rooftop solar microgrid. Solar Bay will install and operate a microgrid at the Moorebank Logistics Park (MLP) in Sydney, Australia. The solar microgrid will include a 60-MW rooftop solar array, a 150-MWh battery … [Read more...]

13 new solar plus storage microgrids bring relief to Lebanon

The power situation in Lebanon is grim. A weak and inefficient power grid, rising fuel prices and the devaluation of the country's currency are the primary culprits in a perfect storm that's deepened Lebanon's economic and electricity crisis this year. Crippling rolling blackouts, which leave residents and businesses with as little as two … [Read more...]

Solar microgrids to electrify 80 new communities in India

Armed with $6 million in new debt financing, Husk Power Systems announced last week that it will begin electrifying 80 new communities in India with solar microgrids. This new project will deliver reliable power to nearly 10,000 new customers and benefit about 60,000 people. The company already has roughly 150 community microgrid systems … [Read more...]

Coal country goes renewable with microgrid project at industrial site

West Virginia, one of the largest coal-producing states in the US, is going green with a microgrid-powered industrial site that will use renewable energy. Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE) Renewables has been granted approval from the West Virginia Economic Development Authority to purchase 2,000 acres of land in Ravenswood to develop the … [Read more...]

Pennsylvania recycling firm launches microgrid with solar and long-duration iron flow battery

ESS has completed a microgrid installation at Sycamore International, a technology recycling company in West Grove, Pennsylvania. The new microgrid, which was developed by TerraSol Energies includes a 115-kW direct current solar array and an ESS Energy Warehouse, which is a long-duration iron flow battery system.  According to Sycamore … [Read more...]

Fast cars and (energy) freedom: Porsche goes microgrid

Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) is investing $50 million in a renovation project that includes a solar microgrid and an expansion of the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta, a unique venue that allows you to let your inner Formula E driver loose on a driver development track in a Taycan, Porsche's first all-electric sports car. The company … [Read more...]

Rapidly deployable solar microgrids for lower power applications

Mike Collom, director of strategic accounts for EnTech Solutions, explains why configurable, transportable, sustainable and resilient solar microgrids are a rapidly deployable solution that can provide clean power for numerous applications. When most people think of microgrids, they think of large-scale solutions that are developed to … [Read more...]

Sierra Leone solar microgrid seeks investors

Georgia-based Solar Tyme USA is looking to fund the construction of a solar microgrid and solar power plant in Sierra Leone. The solar installation and development company hopes to raise $1.75 million in either debt or equity financing for the project. Solar Tyme signed a memorandum of understanding with Sierra Leone's Ministry of Energy in … [Read more...]

Puerto Rico’s first ‘intermunicipal microgrid’ being developed

Puerto Rico's first intermunicipal microgrid — one that provides power to multiple towns and residents — is now under development by California-based microgrid developer XENDEE and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Called Microrred de la Montaña (Microgrid of the Mountain), the net-zero community microgrid will be governed by the island's … [Read more...]

Integrating Renewable Energy into Microgrids: Opportunities, Challenges and Strategies

The business case for microgrids is improving by the day. Microgrids offer tremendous potential to enhance reliability, resilience, and long-term energy security. As microgrid technologies continue to advance and costs decline, business models and regulatory structures are beginning to shift in recognition of the potential benefits these systems … [Read more...]