Remote and Island Microgrids

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Department of Energy Funds Microgrid Controller Projects

June 13, 2024
The Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity recently awarded $10.5 million to eight microgrid projects in underserved and indigenous communities. Most projects focus on microgrid...

Propane Is a Sustainable Choice for Growing Microgrid Need

July 2, 2024
Construction professionals rely on propane’s lower emissions and enhanced resiliency
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Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum Awards ELM-Solar Island Energy Project as Microgrid of the Year

May 20, 2024
The solar microgrid constructed on a private Exuma Cay in the Bahamas was done with a partnership of ELM, Solar Island Energy, Bahamas Energy and Solar, and Azimuth Energy. The...
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Philippine Government Awards Contract for the Development of 8 New Microgrids

April 18, 2024
A consortium of three companies will build the hybrid microgrids in three off-grid areas of the country.
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Eaton Delivers Largest Clean Energy Microgrid in Puerto Rico

April 2, 2024
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held April 2 to celebrate the new microgrid, which will deliver nearly 10 GWh of clean energy annually and cut electricity costs for Eaton’s Arecibo...
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Healing the Climate Threat: Kaiser Permanente, Ameresco Quantify Benefits of Medical Office Microgrid in Oahu

March 28, 2024
Kaiser Permanente has installed on-site solar at more than 100 of its 700-plus locations, including hospitals and MOBs. It does not aim to reproduce solar-and-storage on-site ...

With Frequent Outages in Tribal Communities Creating Health Risks, Direct Relief Provides $10 Million for Microgrids

March 25, 2024
If a hurricane takes out power for many months or even years, many people likely will have no access to health care or electricity to power medical devices and refrigerate vaccines...
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United Nations Development Program Advances Zimbabwe Minigrid Initiative

March 22, 2024
Five potential minigrid sites have been identified as part of the United Nations Development Program’s $1.5 million Energy Offer Project.

Xendee Contributing Software Modeling to Guide Fiji Minigrid Deployment led by Arizona State's LEAPS

March 19, 2024
ASU project leaders have already assessed 300 isolated communities to come up with the most suitable 75 sites for minigrids. Part of Xendee's work is calculating energy potential...