New Report Forecasts Capacity and Revenue for Microgrid Enabling Technologies

New Report Forecasts Capacity and Revenue for Microgrid Enabling Technologies

A new report from Navigant Research examines the market for microgrid enabling technologies (MET), providing global forecasts for capacity and revenue, segmented by technology and region, through 2026. As one of many options to aggregate and optimize growing penetrations of distributed energy resources (DER), the microgrid platform … Read more…

New Orleans Will Explore ‘Smart City’ Approach To Energy

New Orleans Will Explore ‘Smart City’ Approach To Energy

The New Orleans City Council’s Utility, Cable, Telecommunications, and Technology Committee unanimously passed a resolution this week to explore a “smart city” approach that could include grid modernization and energy-efficient buildings. Smart cities have taken off in recent years around the world, defined by their … Read more…

Developing a Self-Sustaining Microgrid: Q&A with Stone Edge Farm’s Craig Wooster

Developing a Self-Sustaining Microgrid: Q&A with Stone Edge Farm’s Craig Wooster

Stone Edge Farm is a 16-acre estate owned by Mac and Leslie McQuown in Sonoma, California, that includes a winery known for producing Cabernet Sauvignon from organically-grown grapes. In 2013, Mac and experienced electrical engineering contractor Craig Wooster embarked on an open-source microgrid project to … Read more…

A Breakdown of the $1.5 Billion the Energy Efficiency Market Raised in 2017

A Breakdown of the $1.5 Billion the Energy Efficiency Market Raised in 2017

  In 2017, a combined $1.5 billion was raised by battery storage, smart grid and energy efficiency companies, an increase from the $1.3 billion raised in 2016. Battery Storage According to Mercom Capital Group, a clean energy research and communications firm, in 2017, VC funding … Read more…

Siemens Invests in Peer-to-Peer Energy Marketplace

Siemens Invests in Peer-to-Peer Energy Marketplace

Siemens has invested in LO3 Energy, a Brooklyn-based energy tech company building a platform for local peer-to-peer energy marketplaces. The unspecified investment closed out LO3’s series A funding round, Utility Dive reported. LO3 plans to use the funding to develop technology that allows local energy … Read more…

Year in Review: Growth of Microgrids for Resilience

Year in Review: Growth of Microgrids for Resilience

Microgrids continued to grow in popularity this year, driven largely by concerns over resilience in the wake of natural disasters. A report prepared early in the year for Advanced Energy Economy showed that global annual revenue from microgrids increased 29% between 2015 and 2016. The … Read more…

Microgrids Grow Popular for Storm Resilience in Cities

Microgrids Grow Popular for Storm Resilience in Cities

The aftermath of hurricanes sweeping the United States is spurring interest in new microgrid development among city officials, according to the Environmental Defense Fund. As a result, localized power grids that can function independently from the main grid are rising in popularity. As Ellen Shenette, … Read more…

EaaS Platform for DER and Microgrids Announced

EaaS Platform for DER and Microgrids Announced

San Francisco-based Dynamic Energy Networks (DEN) announced strategic alliances with Schneider Electric and the Carlyle Group today for a new platform to own and operate microgrids as well as distributed energy resources. The platform is aimed at providing energy-as-a-service (EaaS) financing and infrastructure to organizations … Read more…

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