Solar rooftops in Austin, Texas. Photo by Roschetzky Photography/

EnergyTech: ERCOT moves forward on pilot to evaluate DERs in wholesale markets

Oct. 24, 2022
Rod Walton, senior editor of EnergyTech, describes an ERCOT pilot project with implications for microgrids.

Exploring the Potential of Community Microgrids Through Three Innovative Case Studies

April 8, 2024
Community microgrids represent a burgeoning solution to meet the energy needs of localized areas and regions. These microgrids are clusters of interconnected energy resources,...

Should you even bother connecting to the grid?

June 29, 2022
After years of developing energy projects, and dealing with the frustrations of interconnecting to the grid, Ben Parvey said enough is enough. It’s time to help people get off...
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A new mobile nanogrid that needs neither grid nor gas station

June 24, 2022
When there is a disaster, governments respond with fossil generators. Sesame Solar decided there had to be a better way and created a hydrogen, all renewable nanogrid.
PowerNest installation. Photo courtesy of IBIS

Why aren’t there more small wind turbines on buildings?

March 9, 2022
Solar panels and batteries are common elements of microgrids. Wind turbines are more of a rarity, especially on city buildings. IBIS Power hopes to change that with its PowerNest...
Flooding Caused by Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Photo Courtesy Javier Rua-Jovet, SESA

Puerto Rico’s utility needs to act on solar, storage and microgrids, says industry group

Jan. 18, 2022
With renewable portfolio standards looming and Puerto Rico still using 97% fossil fuels, the island’s utility needs to hasten work on solar, storage and microgrids, says an industry...

Top 10 microgrid white papers of 2021 — Funding and building microgrids for resiliency

Dec. 29, 2021
Microgrid Knowledge’s Top 10 microgrid white papers of 2021 came from energy leaders such as Siemens, Schneider Electric, S&C Electric, Eaton, Mesa Solutions, Instant On, Ameresco...
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Are Second Life EV Batteries Game Changers for Microgrid Owners and the Grid?

Dec. 3, 2021
Second life electric vehicle batteries can lower costs and provide environmental benefits to microgrid owners and utilities.
Lauren Flanagan, executive chair and co-founder, Sesame Solar

Five Considerations for Designing DERs with Increased Energy Autonomy

Dec. 3, 2021
Distributed energy resources (DERs) are significantly changing the way energy is produced, stored and distributed. Lauren Flanagan, executive chair and co-founder of Sesame Solar...