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...]

New York City Seeks Developer for District Energy Microgrid

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is seeking proposals for a district energy microgrid for 28 buildings with 6,300 people on 39 acres in Brooklyn.The microgrid will deliver heat, steam and electricity to part of the Red Hook neighborhood, which was pummeled during SuperStorm Sandy and lost eight steam plants.Called the Red Hook … [Read more...]

ABB Showcases Solar-Diesel Microgrid at its Johannesburg Facility

ABB continued to expand its footprint in Africa's microgrid market today with a new solar-diesel microgrid, showcased at its 314,961 square-foot Longmeadow business park in Johannesburg.The installation is part of a larger push by ABB into South Africa, where a market for microgrids is forming because power demand is outpacing supply, leading … [Read more...]

$2.1 Million Campus Microgrid Addresses Sustainability Goals Outlined by Pope Francis and Other Quick News

Work to Begin on $2.1 Million Campus Microgrid at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MinnesotaThe University of St. Thomas is committed to becoming a carbon neutral campus by 2035. It is also among the Catholic engineering schools from across the country whose deans pledged to drive activity on their campuses … [Read more...]

Duke Energy & Duke University Team on Microgrid-Ready CHP Project

Duke Energy has struck a deal to build a microgrid-ready combined heat and power (CHP) project for Duke University.Pending state regulatory approval, the utility giant will own, build and operate the 21-MW plant under a 35-year agreement with the university.The $55 million project, which will be fueled by natural gas, will be located on the … [Read more...]

Microgrid Technology Increases Uptime for Artificial Lift Equipment and Other Quick News

Microgrid Technology Increases Uptime and Production for Artificial Lift Equipment An updated microgrid technology from FlexGen aims to cure the problems that plague artificial lift equipment. (Think: electric submersible pumps, gas lift, and rod pumps). Electrical reliability and power quality problems are all too common and result in high energy … [Read more...]

NYPA and SUNY to Build a Campus Microgrid at Gym in New Paltz

The New York Power Authority and the State University of New York (SUNY) are partnering to build a $1.37 million campus microgrid to supply power to a gym when the central grid fails.The campus microgrid will power the Elting Gymnasium, which is a designated Red Cross emergency shelter.  The system includes 217-kW of solar, most of which will … [Read more...]

Campus Microgrid for Community College and a Residential Virtual Power Plant

Students at Santa Fe Community College will soon study energy on their own campus microgrid. As reported by the Microgrid Systems Laboratory, the college is collaborating with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Microgrid Systems Laboratory (MSL) to develop a campus microgrid comparable to university microgrid … [Read more...]

The Humble Ways Princeton University’s Microgrid is Green

Princeton University's microgrid is green--but not in ways that are obvious.Yes, the university has solar--a field of 16,000 solar panels that produce 4.5 MW or 6 percent of the university’s power, says Ted Borer, energy plant manager. Click on the player above to learn more about the humble ways the microgrid is green.Princeton's … [Read more...]

SimpliPhi Power is Ready to Tell its Story…And it’s a Good One

In an age where marketing often trumps substance, the energy storage company SimpliPhi Power seems to have it backwards.The company has spent years getting its battery technology right for the power industry before broadcasting its value to the world.“We’ve really wanted to perfect our technology so that when we were selling product and … [Read more...]