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Microgrids created electric sanctuaries amidst the devastation of Hurricane Ian

Oct. 7, 2022
Look at all of the microgrids that kept the power flowing, often to vital services, while Hurricane Ian pummeled the electric grid.

Propane Is a Sustainable Choice for Growing Microgrid Need

July 2, 2024
Construction professionals rely on propane’s lower emissions and enhanced resiliency
Site of minigrid in Uganda, courtesy Power For All.

Will Utility Partnerships in Minigrid Projects Help Overcome Electrification Barriers in Uganda?

June 18, 2021
In Uganda, numerous challenges stand in the way of providing reliable electricity. But a pilot minigrid project aims to help overcome the roadblocks.

Serendipity — and Generous Donors — Helped the Footprint Project Bring Solar to Desperate Texans

March 15, 2021
Oscar Ruiz arrived in Texas Feb. 19 for another reason, but he quickly became the point person for the Footprint Project, as it built emergency clean energy systems for desperate...
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Built With Frugal Innovation, Solar Microgrids Improve Medical Care in the Himalayas

Feb. 5, 2021
Global Himalayan Expedition is bringing solar microgrids to medical centers in the Himalayas, which will allow for vaccine storage, baby warmers, ventilators and other items that...
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Photo by Rocky Grimes/Shutterstock.com

Alaska, Model of Microgrid Development, Delivers Resiliency in Cold, Remote Conditions

July 16, 2019
Alaska’s challenges — cold weather and the high cost of delivered energy — are part of the reason the state is a model of innovative microgrid development, with the largest number...
Gracio project. Photo courtesy Leclanche

Storage is the Boss for Utility-Scale Microgrid Yielding 70% Renewables

Jan. 11, 2019
A utility-scale microgrid that uses energy storage has slashed the use of diesel fuel and allowed for up to 70 percent renewables to serve a Portuguese Island.

History of Energy in Illinois Starts and Ends with Renewables-Based Microgrids

May 9, 2018
“The history starts and ends with microgrids,” said Brien Sheahan, chairman and CEO, Illinois Commerce Commission, during the keynote speech for Microgrid 2018 on Tuesday. Sheahan...

Will This Solar Community Microgrid Save Money AND Generate Income?

Dec. 18, 2017
Researchers at University of California, Riverside, are testing a control system for a solar community microgrid that will decide how to dispatch assets — reaping energy savings...