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Microgrid companies to California: Help us help you

by Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge We can move faster installing microgrids, but you need to make some changes. That’s the overarching message from microgrid companies to California regulators as the state faces utility power shutoffs for years to come. The recommendations are pouring into the California Public Utilities Commission as it attempts to translate into […]

Energy resilient communities through distributed, clean, smart and local microgrids (Advanced Community Energy or ACE)

by Kurt Johnson, The Climate Center (read full article on our website here) As climate-related disruptions grow more frequent and severe, we urgently need effective local strategies to achieve decarbonization, resilience, social equity and security. The common basis for all these goals is to create local electric systems — carbon-free, safe, resilient and accessible to […]

California’s wildfire threat could be an opportunity for clean-energy microgrids

by Sammy Roth, LA Times To the untrained eye, the shipping containers clustered on the outskirts of Borrego Springs don’t look like an innovative clean-energy technology that could help California cope with wildfires. But these containers, in the remote desert of eastern San Diego County, are packed with lithium-ion batteries — and they’re part of […]

Proof that decentralized energy devices can deliver reliable power to the grid

by Julian Spector, Greentech Media Sunrun will get its chance to prove that home batteries and solar panels can stack up against traditional power plants. The San Francisco-based company won a 20-megawatt bid in the forward capacity auction for ISO New England, which operates the electric grid in six Northeastern states. That auction ensures that […]

Stone Edge Farm’s microgrid and the future of energy

by Ann Hancock, Executive Director, The Climate Center On August 3, 2018, Stone Edge Farm unplugged from the grid, a celebratory moment for the team that made it possible. For supporters like us, the moment offers a glimpse into the future of energy. To unplug, Stone Edge Farm got no permission or help from PG&E. […]

El Paso Electric powers up state’s largest community solar grid

by Steve Hanley, Clean Technica El Paso Electric has powered up the largest community solar grid in the state of Texas. As a kind of trolling of the outgoing pollution industry (unintentional trolling, we would presume), the community solar facility is located next to an existing natural gas generating facility. It’s a 21 acre solar farm, […]