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PUD’s experimental solar power microgrid is ready to go live

Herald.net Summary Solar power, batteries, cars that can charge buildings, a self-sustaining energy grid. Snohomish County PUD’s $12 million microgrid is a clean energy experimenter’s dream. And it’s a tool that could one day become useful in the face of natural disasters, predicted...


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A new Austin community will come standard with Tesla solar panels and batteries

Quartz Summary Elon Musk is continuing to grow his footprint in Texas by installing the latest version of Tesla’s solar roof on thousands of new homes. In early July, developers in Austin announced an entire neighborhood will be built with the third version of Tesla’s solar roof...


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Microgrids In Australia — The Next Big Step

CleanTechnica Summary Australia is one of the leaders in the world in the adaptation of electrical power grids to the new technologies of renewable energy. Famous for the Hornsdale Power Reserve (Tesla’s Big Battery in South Australia), the country is now trialing microgrids with smaller...


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This Vermont Utility Is Revolutionizing Its Power Grid to Fight Climate Change. Will the Rest of the Country Follow Suit?

Time Summary V isitors entering a code-locked central control room at Green Mountain Power (GMP)’s Colchester, Vt., headquarters instinctively lower their voices, whispering in deference to operators relaying orders from behind semicircular clusters of screens. It’s an intimidating space;...


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India’s first solar microgrid with MW-scale hybrid energy storage

pv magazine Summary Maharashtra-based Vision Mechatronics has delivered India’s first solar microgrid with megawatt (MW)-scale hybrid energy storage. The system is installed at Om Shanti Retreat Centre (ORC) in the Gurugram district of the Indian State of Haryana. In the system,...


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US airport goes “off-grid” with solar hybrid microgrid

One Step Off The Grid Summary Pittsburgh International Airport has become the first airport in the world to be completely powered by an onsite natural gas and solar microgrid, serving to increase the airport’s resilience and reliability by isolating it from potential power grid outages. ...


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In Md. Coal Country, a Push for Clean Energy — and a College Campus Leads the Way

Maryland Matters Summary Greg Barnett, a senior at Frostburg State University, grew up in Charles County and spent a lot of time visiting his grandfather in Washington, D.C., so Western Maryland is a different world for him. But he has come to love the mountains and the slower pace. “It’s...


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Humboldt State University starts construction on solar microgrid at Redwood Coast Airport

Solar Power World Summary The Redwood Coast Airport Microgrid’s (RCAM) community partners announced Wednesday, July 7 construction activities on what will be the first 100% renewable, multi-customer microgrid in California. The Redwood Coast Airport Microgrid has been designed and...


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On Virginia military base, efficiency upgrades produce savings and resilience

Energy News Network Summary Homeowners eager to lower their power bills have a relatively short rooftop-to-basement-to-backyard checklist for guidance on maximizing potential savings. But that proposition is trickier at the storied Quantico Marine Corps Base, 35 miles southwest of...


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Verdant Microgrid secures US$150m financing through Blackstone portfolio company ClearGen

Energy Storage Summary Verdant Microgrid, a developer of distributed generation projects ranging from 1MW to 20MW largely for commercial and industrial (C&I) sector customers, has secured a US$150 million financing agreement to further its activities. The company completed the...