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…

Commonwealth Edison and Illinois Tech to Create Experimental Microgrids

Commonwealth Edison and Illinois Tech to Create Experimental Microgrids

  It was announced today that Commonwealth Edison and the Illinois Institute of Technology are partnering to create two microgrids that experiment with new technologies that could better provide electricity during severe weather events. The partnership is made possible with grants from the US Department … Read more…

Brooklyn Housing Development’s New Microgrid Marks NYC’s 1st Lithium Ion Battery Project

Brooklyn Housing Development’s New Microgrid Marks NYC’s 1st Lithium Ion Battery Project

The Marcus Garvey Apartments, an affordable-housing neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY, has installed a microgrid that is expected to improve energy efficiency and cost, and to ensure a steady supply of energy. The project was developed by L+M Development Partners, writes Microgrid Knowledge. Solar panels on … Read more…

Microgrid Use on the Rise with Military and Beyond

Microgrid Use on the Rise with Military and Beyond

The use of a microgrid system could help the US military stay operational in the case of an attack on America’s main electricity grid. The findings were published in a paper by Michigan Technological University engineering and energy policy experts, who say going off-grid — by … Read more…

Mayors Caucus and ComEd Collaborate to Advance Smart Cities

Mayors Caucus and ComEd Collaborate to Advance Smart Cities

The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC), a membership organization of the Chicago region’s 275 cities, towns and villages; announced on May 4 that it has joined Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) – the largest electric utility in Illinois, serving the Chicago and Northern Illinois area – in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will support the study and development of new energy efficiency programs, smart streetlights, and community and residential solar; and other infrastructure projects.

Something New Is Brewing at Starbucks: A North Carolina Solar Farm

Something New Is Brewing at Starbucks: A North Carolina Solar Farm

Every Friday, members of Starbucks Treasury and Facilities teams at Seattle-based Starbucks set aside time to watch video footage taken by a drone flying over a 260-acre construction site on what was formerly a brownfield in Robeson County, North Carolina. They are monitoring the progress of NC-47, a sprawling solar farm that Starbucks says it has invested in as part of “a new phase in the company’s commitment to renewable energy.”

Ricoh Solar Array at New Jersey Office Expected to Save $2M in 10 Years

Ricoh Solar Array at New Jersey Office Expected to Save $2M in 10 Years

Ricoh USA, a multinational imaging and electronics company, went live on April 24 with a solar array that will power its West Caldwell, New Jersey, office operations – and is expected to generate $1.9 million in energy savings over the next ten years. The solar … Read more…

NYSERDA and Regional Food Bank Deploy Solar Roofs for $520,000 in Savings over 25 Years

NYSERDA and Regional Food Bank Deploy Solar Roofs for $520,000 in Savings over 25 Years

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York jointly announced on April 18 that two newly completed solar installations – atop the bank’s warehouse facilities in Albany in upstate New York and in the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, about 50 miles north of New York City – are expected to yield savings of $520,000 over a 25-year power purchase agreement.

USAF Develops Deployable Energy Systems

USAF Develops Deployable Energy Systems

The the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Power Technology Office, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, announced on April 6 that its staff has developed and tested an expeditionary operating base that is expected to change the way in which forward-deployed forces will power missions in the future.

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