Solar Microgrid on Vineyard Can Island, Reduces Carbon Emissions

When Stone Edge Farm Estate Vineyards first installed its solar microgrid and other renewable technologies, the aim was to reduce carbon emissions by 50 percent.Within a year, the vineyard reached that goal, and is now aiming to attain below-zero carbon emissions using renewable energy and storage, the company says.Located on a 16-acre … [Read more...]

Quick Microgrid News…Northeast Storm ‘If Only I Had a Microgrid’…Willdan Group & NY Prize…Ideal Power & Sonnenbatterie…Geli and Equana

What you might have missed this week in microgrid news...Anyone in the Northeast thinking 'If only I had a microgrid' this week? No doubt some were remembering SuperStorm Sandy when a round of thunderstorms and 80 mph winds knocked out power in New England and New York August 4. Outages lasted for days in some areasMore than 80,000 … [Read more...]

Quick News: Quick Growth in Energy Storage…Green Charge Networks Taps Ideal Power

Growth in distributed energy storage is exceeding industry expectations and is expected to grow  from 276 MW in 2015 to nearly 2,400 MW in 2018 and then 12,000 MW by 2024, according to a Navigant Research report.“Distributed storage is among the fastest-growing markets for energy storage globally,” said Anissa Dehamna, senior research analyst … [Read more...]

Why The Market for PV-Plus-Storage is Growing

With PV costs dropping, storage costs dropping, and the price of serving remote locations using diesel increasing, the market for solar plus storage is increasing. Paul Bundschuh, president and chief commercial officer of Ideal Power discusses this trend and explains why his company's latest product makes solar plus storage even more attractive. … [Read more...]