Local Energy Will Be the Big Play for 2015

Microgrids, community solar, rooftop solar, LEDs, smart thermostats, electric vehicles are capturing the collective imagination. Why? They are all local energy. They give communities, households and businesses the ability to manipulate their energy in ways they cannot under the old central grid model. We can save it with LEDs, green it with … [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...]

Think Microgrid: The Local Energy Revolution

This week two years ago, Superstorm Sandy put the 'city that never sleeps at night' into a near coma, disrupting electric power in some parts of New York for two weeks. It was a painful lesson about the vulnerability of our electric grid, not just in New York, but throughout the Northeast. And it was a wake-up call for government leaders about the … [Read more...]

Who Pushes Community Solar Now? Utilities!

The number of community solar projects has jumped by 64 percent in just the last 18 months, says a new study by the Solar Electric Power Association. And leading the charge are, believe it or not, utilities. Utilities have or are developing 87 percent of all community solar programs now online, 60 percent of active and planned community solar … [Read more...]