Quick Microgrid News…PowerStream, KEPCO, UGE, Alpha Energy, Boulder, Wesleyan

Quick Microgrid News for September 3, 2015 Canadian energy company PowerStream broke ground Friday on the construction of the Penetanguishene Microgrid in Ontario, Canada. It will be operated from PowerStream’s System Control Center at the company’s head office in Vaughan with remote accessibility for performance monitoring via the internet by … [Read more...]

UGE International to Supply Solar Microgrid for Leading U.S. Restaurant Chain

UGE International reported this week that it will design and supply a solar microgrid at the corporate headquarters of a U.S. restaurant chain with nearly 200 locations. The company has yet to release the name of the restaurant chain. UGE, which struck the deal in December, values the solar microgrid at over $700,000, making it the company’s … [Read more...]

Five Most Read Microgrid Stories on MicrogridKnowledge.com

MicrogridKnowledge.com is now three months old. So we wanted to take this opportunity to thank our readers and sponsors who have helped make our launch so successful. We see the fast-growing microgrid industry as one of the greatest game changers -- indeed society changers -- in energy today. We're dedicated to telling the industry's story, … [Read more...]

How Cell Phones Are Driving Remote Microgrid Growth: UGE’s story  

A funny thing happened to Urban Green Energy (UGE) on the way to becoming a small wind turbine manufacturer. The New York company discovered that demand was limited for its product on a stand-alone basis. But combine small wind turbines with solar, storage and some intelligence – into a remote microgrid – and the market is vast. This … [Read more...]