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Solar + storage powered microgrid will enable Bad River Tribe to meet sustainability goals

Each facility will operate as an individual microgrid that will remain interactive with the utility and integrate with existing reciprocating generators as lower priority resources.

In Pictures: Building Canada’s largest remote solar + storage microgrid

Fort Chipewyan is an isolated community in Canada that is not connected to the main power grid. The community, which used to rely on diesel for power generation, is now home to the country’s...
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Solar industry employment dropped 6.7% in 2020, new report shows

The U.S. solar industry employed 231,474 workers in 2020, a 6.7% drop from 2019 due to pandemic restrictions and increased labor productivity, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2020 released today by the Solar Energy...

California commercial potato grower taps Concentric for a 5-MW microgrid

Microgrid developer Concentric Power announced this week that it has broken ground on a 5-MW microgrid for Tasteful Selections, a vertically integrated farmer-owned, farmer-driven bite-size potato growing, packing and shipping operation.    Combining 3.6 MW cogeneration firm power...

Solar-powered remote grid will help California utility customers stay powered up during fire season

The first operational remote grid for California’s largest investor-owned utility will be made up of an integrated solar, battery, and generator system. If it works, the plan will be to roll out several hundred more across the state.

Southeast Energy Exchange Market is the first step for renewable project developers

Regional planning is needed to identify the network upgrades that give the most benefit for renewables.
Bifacial solar modules have solar cells on both sides of the module to increase efficiency

How to make the most of the bifacial solar module opportunity

By Leonardo Botti, FIMER Without doubt, the solar PV industry is one of the most exciting sectors to be working in at the moment. With the International Energy Agency (IEA) reporting a huge 18-fold increase...
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Renewable developers are bearing the brunt of siloed transmission planning

Renewable project developers are bearing the burden of decades of transmission planning focused on transmission owner needs. Renewable projects are dropping out of generator interconnection queues because of the high cost of transmission upgrade...

FERC’s Office of Public Participation takes shape

The public is soon going to have a seat at the top federal energy regulatory table. Even though Congress asked for this a long time ago (in 1978), only recently in the COVID omnibus...

Morgan Stanley takes stake in SolMicroGrid in a nod toward Energy-as-a-Service model

Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Energy Partners (MSEP), part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced today that they have completed an investment in Alpharetta, Georgia-based SolMicroGrid to help support the growth of SolMicroGrid’s...