News and feature articles on microgrids in Europe including RFP's, policies and players impacting the region.
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The Royal Mint in Llantrisant, Wales. (Source: The Royal Mint)

UK Mint Launches New Multiresource Microgrid Energy Center

July 21, 2023
The multitechnology microgrid includes solar, wind, combined heat and power, and dual chemistry battery storage.

Types of Microgrids

Dec. 4, 2023
No two microgrids are the same. Check out two types of microgrids with these real-life case studies.
Rooftop based PV-solar power. Source: spa-solceller-lomma

Microgrid in Sweden to Send Power to its Neighbors, EVs and the Spot Market

June 23, 2023
The microgrid startup has big plans for Scandinavia and beyond.
Eric Youngren, NUE vice president of product development, changes a unit to the Ukrainian voltage and frequency. Courtesy of Footprint Project

These 2 organizations acted quickly to provide solar microgrids to Ukraine

April 15, 2022
“We have to do something,” Will Heegaard, operations manager for Footprint Project — a nonprofit that provides solar microgrids and other emergency power systems to disaster areas...
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...
By Anna Om/
Austrian Alps. By Anna Om/

Alpine projects help climb the microgrid mountain

March 9, 2022
Communities in the European Alpines pursue democratic energy through collective action — microgrids — with the help of the ALPGRIDS project.
Water Lilies, the first Microgrid Foundry community project. Video Courtesy of BEC

Microgrids for new eco-friendly housing developments in the UK

Feb. 14, 2022
A not-for-profit organization has launched a share offer campaign to develop new clean energy microgrid projects across the UK.
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Microgrid 2022 will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By Sean Pavone/

Want to speak at Microgrid 2022? Deadline is Feb. 1

Jan. 24, 2022
The deadline is just a few weeks away to apply to speak at Microgrid 2022: Microgrids as Climate Heroes, the largest global gathering of the microgrid community, to be held this...
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Bad news. Santa’s bringing coal this year. How do we change the story?

Dec. 21, 2021
The International Energy Agency says that the world will use a record-amount of coal to generate power this year. The news heightens the need for microgrids.