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A world first renewable energy system inaugurated in Denmark

Press Release, Renew Economy Summary The vision to set new standards for cost-competitive renewable heat and power production became a reality today with the official opening of a revolutionary green energy facility in Denmark. Inaugurated by the Danish Minister of Energy, Utilities and...

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Hybrid power generation and microgrids for gas engines

Alex Marshall, Decentralized Energy Summary Economics and technology developments are changing the landscape of the power generation sector. Over the last 20 years, there has been a movement away from large centralised power stations towards decentralised generation close to the site of use. ...

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Disney adding solar farm: Reedy Creek signs easement for 50MW facility

Paul Brinkmann, Orlando Sentinel Summary Disney World will soon be connected to a new solar farm along State Road 429, 10 times larger than the existing Hidden Mickey solar farm near Epcot. Reedy Creek Improvement District signed an agreement and easement with Miami-based Origis Energy to...

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Combined Heat and Power is the Dominant Microgrid Technology…For Now

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Combined heat and power (CHP) is the dominant form of microgrid technology now, but solar energy threatens to usurp its position by 2026. That’s the word from Navigant Research in its new report, “ Microgrid Enabling Technologies Market Overview ". The...

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New solar power fee draws heat on Beacon Hill

Jon Chesto, Boston Globe DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF/FILE 2017 At a State House hearing Tuesday, the co-chairs of the energy committee raised concerns about Eversource’s new charge for homeowners who use solar power. Summary The state Legislature gives, but it can also take away. ...

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Advanced Energy Supply Strategies for Resilient Applications - Power Storage, Solar Turbines

Summary This presentation shares how adding battery storage can improve system efficiency and resiliency. Speaker Daniel Fingelton, Solar Turbines #Presentation #Military #Symposium #2017 #SolarPV #BatteryStorage #Resiliency #EnergyEfficiency #Optimization #Infrastructure


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Seoul-ar City: South Korean capital investing US$1.5bn for 1GW of PV

Amanda Lennon, PVTech Rooftop solar in Xiamen. Summary South Korean capital Seoul plans to invest US$1.55 billion in a solar plan which aims to install 1GW of PV generation capacity by 2022, according to local sources. “Solar City Seoul” will involve the undertaking of seven initiatives...

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Blue Lake Rancheria Microgrid: Challenges and successes in designing, building, and operating a remote community microgrid

Summary The Blue Lake Rancheria Microgrid sets a new standard for remote community energy projects. Nestled in the rolling forests of Northern California, Blue Lake Rancheria is in the heart of PG&E’s outage-prone service territory. With goals including support for 7 days islanded...


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Education Uninterrupted: Creating Campus Microgrids for Schools and Universities

Summary Many municipalities, universities, schools, and hospitals already integrate solar into their energy portfolio. Increasingly, they are adding energy storage to the mix to further reduce monthly energy expenses. Advanced multiport power converters now offer grid-forming capabilities,...


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Germany Set for Microgrid Renewables Future

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary LO3 Energy is to activate German neighborhoods with a new approach to the way renewable energy is bought and sold by testing the German market with two local partners, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in cooperation with local energy...