How Will the Solar Tariff Affect Microgrids?

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In this edition of Industry Perspectives, Chris Evanich, manager of microgrids at S&C Electric, explores how the new solar tariff will impact the microgrid industry.  On Feb. 7, the U.S. government announced that imported crystalline-silicon solar cells and modules made outside the United States will face a 30 percent tariff. The first … [Read more...]

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...]

Case Study: Blue Lake Rancheria Microgrid

As one of 16 U.S. communities designated White House Climate Action Champions, Blue Lake Rancheria, a Native American reservation in Northern California, had already made investments in alternative energy generation sources. The next step was to achieve even greater efficiency by optimizing how those resources are managed and dispatched. Blue … [Read more...]

Solar Grid Storage to Show the Value of ‘Solar + Storage’ to the Grid

Solar Grid Storage has won $968,120 from the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative Incubator program to show the value of ‘solar + storage' on the grid and accelerate its adoption. Solar Grid Storage will develop a Solar Storage Operations Center (SSOC) to address the unique needs of managing grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) + storage … [Read more...]