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Empowering rural areas: Microgrid initiatives in developing countries
As global humanitarian incidents, natural disasters, and an impending climate crisis continue to throw a wrench in the works of centralized governments, microgrids are a way for the community to see their own needs met, writes Amanda Winstead.
NYC adjusts rooftop solar, EV zoning to ease installation
The initiative updates regulations that NYC officials say created roadblocks for New Yorkers who hoped to retrofit their homes for energy efficiency or resiliency, install heat pumps or solar panels, or switch to EVs.
Microgrid model spreads in Massachusetts as cities look to lessen costs, outages
The city of Chelsea and Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood are each moving forward with microgrid projects that supporters hope will be powerful case studies for other communities to follow.
Dominion Energy partners with university on alternative battery tech
The initiative is one of several lithium-ion alternative projects proposed to Virginia regulators.
DER interconnection: 5 takeaways from the IREC Vision Summit 2023
Over the course of several moderated sessions and fireside chats, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council Vision 2023 Summit presented ideas and practices that will shape the future of DER interconnection.
How to make the most of investment tax credits: Applying for bonus credits
The Investment Tax Credit and its Bonus Credits are a game changer for improving the economics of solar and solar+storage projects.
In Wisconsin, federal IRA grants could break bottleneck on climate funding
An Inflation Reduction Act program is directly funding state and local climate action and could provide an end-run around legislative inertia and hostility on climate, advocates hope.
PG&E to launch $79M microgrid incentive program
The program will provide funding, expertise, and guidance for building community, local, and tribal government-proposed multi-customer microgrids….
Ground broken on first “zero-energy” Maryland housing community
The homes will be powered by a BlockEnergy community energy system with combines rooftop solar with local battery energy storage….
DOE grant to accelerate CA children’s hospital microgrid
This microgrid at Valley Children’s is one of just 15 projects chosen as part of the DOE’s $325 million commitment to fund similar projects nationwide that pr…
US grid-scale energy storage installations reach new record in Q2 2023, report says
The U.S. energy storage market added 5,597 megawatt hours (MWh) in the second quarter of 2023, a new quarterly record….
Canada invests $500,000 in battery innovation roadmap
This funding supports Accelerate Alliance in building a battery innovation roadmap that charts Canada’s capacity to develop, commercialize and scale up a sustai…
Microgrid with long-duration energy storage to help power California children’s hospital
Redflow Limited will be the battery provider for the 34.4 MWh long-duration energy storage and solar microgrid, which aims to ensure uninterrupted power supply….
State, federal funding fuels expansion of Minnesota microgrid research center
The University of St. Thomas’ Center for Microgrid Research recently won a $7.5 million state legislative appropriation and $11 million in federal defense bil…
If Xcel won’t fund resilience hubs, Minnesota has other options
Minnesota PUC has an opportunity to show that it can stand up to a monopoly like Xcel Energy by enabling aggregators and third-party developers….
Solar+storage microgrids replacing diesel at remote California water project
The microgrids will feature a 1,120 kW ground-mount solar PV system, 693 kW/2664 kWh battery energy storage system, and 380 kW of ultra-low emission generation….