Seeking a 10% solar bifacial boost plus a 20% tracker boost over fixed monofacial panels, Maui developer Neighborhood Power is installing 10 megawatts of a new type of Canadian Solar panels in Portland, on rooftops, carports and ground sites. The micro-utility, as the company calls itself, will build, own and operate these arrays by year’s end, and has another similar 10 megawatts (MW) planned for 2019 including sites in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the United States
A partnership between a Nigerian and an American company will bring solar power microgrids to 25 communities in Nigeria this year. Most have had no electricity for at least 10 years.
A multi-use microgrid is underway in Denver. It will be a public/private partnership between Panasonic, Xcel Energy, Younicos, and the City. It may be a forerunner of other partnerships in the future.
Islands present special challenges for utility companies, whether they are large like the Hawaiian Islands or small like Okracoke, a tiny spit of land that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. They are also ideal for a microgrid — an electrical system that can generate, store, and distribute power […]
The Motley Fool suggests that traditional utility companies will come under increasing pressure from residential solar now that home energy storage products are entering the market at prices that home owners can afford.
The island of Ta’u in American Samoa has shut down its diesel generators forever and replaces them with a solar power microgrid from Tesla and SolarCity,
5 engineers from SolarCity spent nearly 6 months planning and installing three solar power micro grids at Virunga National Park in Africa to help rangers protect the animals and trees within its protected area.
A community microgrid in Brooklyn is using blockchain technology to manage power purchases between multiple users and providers. Is it a sign of things to come?
As many as 300,000,000 people live without access to reliable electricity in India. Several charitable foundations and the US government are funding projects to bring solar powered micro-grids to under-served areas of the country.
Off Grid Electric provides microgrids for Africans who live off the grid. Then it teaches people how to use that electricity to create microbusiness opportunities.