Solar Powered Microgrids on Small Islands

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Today, the majority of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) rely on imported diesel fuel to generate electricity on the islands.1 This reliance on diesel exposes SIDS to multiple challenges. First, the fuel must typically be transported great distances at great expense and the resulting electricity tariffs can be staggeringly high. In 2010, for … [Read more...]

Local Energy Will Be the Big Play for 2015

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Microgrids, community solar, rooftop solar, LEDs, smart thermostats, electric vehicles are capturing the collective imagination. Why? They are all local energy. They give communities, households and businesses the ability to manipulate their energy in ways they cannot under the old central grid model. We can save it with LEDs, green it with … [Read more...]