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Balfour Beatty Completes Solar, Energy Efficiency Projects at Naval Housing

May 6, 2024
Balfour Beatty Communities added 10.55 MW in rooftop solar capacity at Naval Air Station Key West and NAS bases at Jacksonville, Whiting Field and Mayport, all in Florida. An ...
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BWR Innovations Chosen to Deliver PEM Fuel Cells for Hawaii Base Microgrid H2 Integration

May 2, 2024
Global Connective Center LLC granted BWR Innovations the two-year subcontract as part of an agreement with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Microgrid...
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"Don't Deform to Conform": Final Insights from Microgrid Knowledge Conference in Baltimore

May 2, 2024
During the recent Microgrid Knowledge (MGK) Conference, experts from across the distributed energy spectrum pinpointed the need to be adaptable, valuable and indispensable. Respect...
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Toyota Celebrates Grand Opening of Renewable Powered Logistics Facility

May 2, 2024
Located at the Port of Long Beach in California, the facility is the automaker’s first port vehicle processing and distribution center to be fully powered by on-site renewable...
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U.S. Army Awards Contract to Create Lighter and More Durable Batteries for Combat Troops

April 30, 2024
The $6.4 million contract aims to improve safety for American soldiers as well as fortify the supply chain and U.S. national security.
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Calming Emotions and Cutting Diesel Use in Alaska Communities with Microgrid Projects

April 30, 2024
A project to bring three microgrids to several Alaska communities aims to remove the emotion and make it easier to make decisions that benefit all stakeholders.
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NYISO Selects CPower as Aggregator in Cutting Edge New York VPP Market Plan

April 29, 2024
The NYISO has chosen three aggregators for early participation in the program, starting with Baltimore-based energy management firm CPower Energy. The company will aggregate DERs...
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Think Microgrids Are Too Complicated? Schneider Takes on the Problem with a New Battery as its Latest Step

April 26, 2024
Schneider Electric previewed a new battery energy storage system (BESS) at the Microgrid Knowledge conference that aims to make microgrids easier for those who lack utility-level...

Exploring the Potential of Community Microgrids Through Three Innovative Case Studies

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

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Ameresco executives discuss microgrid adoption in California

Nov. 22, 2021
“We need to change the way we think of these resources so that we understand that the microgrid solution can provide multiple use applications and it can be valued for just that...

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Data Center Microgrids: The Case for Microgrids at Data Centers

Jan. 9, 2023
Many of the systems that businesses and the public rely on in the modern world are dependent on the internet, making data centers a critical form of infrastructure. But as the...
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Solar and Storage Combo Drives Decarbonization for new Watertown Life Sciences R&D Complex

April 19, 2024
The 66 Galen development will draw part of its power from 252kW in direct current solar capacity and a 125-kW energy storage system. 66 Galen also is LEED gold-certified and will...
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ELM Microgrid & Solar Celebrates Grand Opening of Texas Manufacturing Site

April 18, 2024
The new factory, coupled with ELM’s manufacturing site in nearby Oklahoma, will help the company increase its production line to about 1,000 microgrids annually. ELM also is moving...
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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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Eat More Chicken, Build More Microgrids

April 16, 2024
Chick-fil-A is piloting solar microgrids at two California locations to improve resilience and better serve the community during grid outages. A third location in the state will...
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Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians Celebrate Construction Start on Solar & Storage Microgrid

April 12, 2024
A northern California tribe whose people have lived in the region for countless generations celebrated groundbreaking this week on a $32 million solar and storage microgrid to...
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Construction Begins on 13.4-MW Biogas Cogeneration Plant Near Sacramento

April 11, 2024
The biogas cogeneration plant, which is being built by Ameresco, will produce renewable electricity and reduce emissions for the Sacramento Area Sewer District.