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New Microgrid in China Moves Forward with Capstone Equipment

Capstone Turbine will supply a microturbine for a 10-MW wind-energy based microgrid in China, the California company said Monday.The microgrid will serve an industrial customer in Beijing, according to a Capstone spokesman. A major Chinese wind company secured the order for Capstone’s C600 Signature Series microturbine, he said.The order … [Read more...]

Avoiding Outages with Hydropower Microgrid…More Renewables in the North American Energy Mix… And Other Quick News

A hydropower microgrid to avoid outagesFollowing its second major outage in three years, the city of Idaho Falls is evaluating a hydroelectric microgrid plan with Idaho National Laboratory (INL).As reported by PostRegister.com, the microgrid would be powered by Idaho Falls' four hydroelectric plants on the Snake River, which can power as … [Read more...]

EnSync Sells Innovative Solar-Plus-Storage PPAs in Hawaii

EnSync Energy Systems has sold a portfolio of power purchase agreements to AEP Onsite Partners--including three innovative solar-plus-storage PPAs."These are the first solar-plus-storage PPAs in Hawaii. We believe this is a first nationally and I am confident it is the first PPA of its kind utilizing hybrid storage," said Dan Nordloh, executive … [Read more...]

Deal Showcases How to Run Microgrids on Clean Baseload Energy

In a $36 million deal that showcases how to run microgrids on clean baseload energy, Stratean, a developer of a clean gasification system, has acquired CleanSpark, a provider of engineering, software and controls for distributed energy systems.The two companies say the deal will solve a critical challenge facing microgrid developers today: the … [Read more...]

What’s behind Caterpillar’s New Hybrid Microgrid Play? Here’s a Deeper Look

Caterpillar became the latest big infrastructure company to unveil a microgrid play with the recent launch of its hybrid microgrid into the global market.The Cat hybrid technology combines solar, energy storage and fossil fuels and will focus on projects 10 kW to 100 MW.A $47 billion company, Cat intends to leverage its global distribution … [Read more...]

Bypassing Utility Models for Clean, Smart Microgrids in Emerging Markets

Energy project developers are just beginning to see the advantages of bypassing the old and “messy” electricity infrastructure in favor of clean, smart microgrids in developing countries.That was one of Haresh Patel’s observations about the information gleaned from developers for its latest Mercatus Global Advanced Energy Insights … [Read more...]

DC-linked Microgrid Planned…Wind-Powered Microgrids Aim for Net Zero & More

DC-linked microgrid in Ontario Canadian company ARDA Power and Austria-based Gildemeister energy storage GmbH are collaborating on a DC-linked microgrid in Burlington, Ontario.The DC-linked microgrid will include multiple energy sources (among them solar and gas generation), energy storage, and direct current and alternating current … [Read more...]

Exelon’s Next Big Stride: Connecticut Fuel Cell Microgrid

Exelon this week continued its vigorous push into the microgrid market, this time in Connecticut where it began construction of a fuel cell microgrid.The project is being developed by Exelon’s competitive subsidiary Constellation in partnership with fuel cell manufacturer Bloom Energy and the city of Hartford.The partners are constructing … [Read more...]

The Multi-Directional Grid & its Safety, Connectivity & Speed Challenges

In the old days, the grid was uni-directional. But now, it's a multi-directional grid with more and more energy storage, renewables, electric vehicles and other resources coming online, and the utility's task has become complex -- to say the least.The utility of the future -- under New York State's Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) and … [Read more...]

Rural Microgrids in India and Global Energy Storage Market News

ABB and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) have agreed to work jointly to design and build rural microgrids. Thousands of Indian villages are still un-electrified; microgrids have the potential to power them, reducing dependence on expensive diesel fuel and the grid.Along with ABB equipment, the rural microgrids will enable homes … [Read more...]