Distributed generation

CS Energy and Doosan GridTech to Deliver DC-coupled 5.1MW-PV/2.5MW Solar + Storage System Under MA-SMART Program

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

b"A major northeast power producer has chosen CS Energy and Doosan GridTech to design, build and operate a community solar + storage system (PV+S) in New England.

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  • b"A major northeast power producer has chosen CS Energy and Doosan GridTech to design, build and operate a community solar + storage system (PV+S) in New England.
  • A leader in solar and storage turnkey execution nationally, the company has integrated over 75MWhs of battery storage under the Massachusetts SMART program.
  • CS Energy worked with Doosan engineers to design the hybrid power system that will lower costs, fulfill MA-SMART and CPS requirements, optimize its financial incentives, and deliver clipped energy recapture.
  • We help electric utilities and other megawatt-scale power producers evaluate, procure, integrate and optimize energy storage, solar power, and other distributed energy resources.

Helping Customers and Hometowns: PG&E Lays Groundwork for Permanent, Multi-Customer Microgrids

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 4:57pm

b'Today, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) launched its Community Microgrid Enablement Program (CMEP) to help communities identify, design and build permanent, multi-customer microgrids serving critical facilities and vulnerable customer groups.

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  • b'Today, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) launched its Community Microgrid Enablement Program (CMEP) to help communities identify, design and build permanent, multi-customer microgrids serving critical facilities and vulnerable customer groups.
  • This includes dedicated funding to help meet the resilience needs of disadvantaged and vulnerable communities.\n\xe2\x80\x9cWe know how much our customers need reliable energy.
  • Community microgrids will play a key role in PG&E\xe2\x80\x99s ongoing efforts to harden our electrical system and enhance local grid resilience for customers throughout our service area in Northern and Central California.
  • For more information, visit pge.com and pge.com/news .\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210413005916/en/\n'

Spruce Power Partners with sonnen to Offer Energy Storage Upgrades, Develop Virtual Power Plants

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 4:00pm

Just weeks after announcing the company's expansion into integrated smart energy systems , the partnership sparks confidence in Spruce's move into home power solutions.

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  • Just weeks after announcing the company's expansion into integrated smart energy systems , the partnership sparks confidence in Spruce's move into home power solutions.
  • "Spruce is partnering with sonnen to show how individual smart home energy systems and virtual power plants of networked, smart home energy systems can provide support to the local grid," said Christian Fong, CEO of Spruce Power.
  • sonnen Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of smart energy storage systems and a pioneer of clean, decentralized and networked energy system technologies.
  • With its virtual battery, which consists of digitally networked home storage systems, sonnen offers new and highly innovative energy services for network operators and customers.

DSS Launches Alset Solar to Develop Utility-Scale Solar Farms at Superfund Sites and Other Underutilized Properties

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 2:15pm

Alset Solar was formed to pursue development of utility-scale solar farms, providing a clean energy future to polluted or underutilized properties to supplement the power grid or provide small microgrids for independent energy.

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  • Alset Solar was formed to pursue development of utility-scale solar farms, providing a clean energy future to polluted or underutilized properties to supplement the power grid or provide small microgrids for independent energy.
  • As demand for renewable energies continues to grow in the US, disputes about where to locate solar and wind farms grow more common as well.
  • We are directly addressing these valid concerns by focusing our development efforts on underutilized properties which are appropriate for solar energy and battery storage for microgrids.
  • Alset Solar is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alset Energy, Inc. (Alset Energy), the Companys holding company for its energy group projects.

Ameresco Begins Second Phase of Department of Defense Funded Flow Battery Investigation

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 12:45pm

Ameresco, Inc. , (NYSE: AMRC), a leading cleantech integrator specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, today announced that it has begun phase-two of a multi-stage investigation into how flow battery technology could support microgrids with the Department of Defense (DoD).

Key Points: 
  • Ameresco, Inc. , (NYSE: AMRC), a leading cleantech integrator specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, today announced that it has begun phase-two of a multi-stage investigation into how flow battery technology could support microgrids with the Department of Defense (DoD).
  • Phase-one of the investigation was completed in April 2020 and primarily focused on evaluating the technical and economic feasibility of flow battery energy storage.
  • If the results of this work justify further investigation of flow battery technology, Ameresco hopes to continue this research with a future field deployment of a flow battery system at a DoD site.
  • This third phase of work would significantly contribute to strengthening the depth of knowledge available on advanced energy technologies such as flow batteries.

Fujitsu, AutoGrid to Boost Renewable Energy Use in Japan Towards Realization of Decarbonized Society with Virtual Power Plant Solution

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 2:15am

Fujitsu will leverage the solution to maximize the use of distributed energy resources (2) in the domestic energy market and contribute to the expansion of renewable energy and the realization of a decarbonized society.

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  • Fujitsu will leverage the solution to maximize the use of distributed energy resources (2) in the domestic energy market and contribute to the expansion of renewable energy and the realization of a decarbonized society.
  • Based on the agreement, Fujitsu will begin selling the VPP solution AutoGrid FlexTM in the Japanese market as an AutoGrid partner.
  • AutoGrid FlexTM enables the optimization of energy operations and the control and management of distributed energy resources.
  • By providing this solution to energy providers and aggregators (3), Fujitsu will contribute to the realization of next-generation energy platform to maximize the use of renewable energy sources, such as solar power, and distributed energy resources, such as storage batteries.

Power Grid Breakdowns Reveal Need for Climate Resiliency Preparedness

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 7:18pm

The polar outbreak set dozens of new low-temperature records, challenging regional power systems across a wide swath of the country.

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  • The polar outbreak set dozens of new low-temperature records, challenging regional power systems across a wide swath of the country.
  • Utilities from Minnesota to Texas and Mississippi implemented rolling blackouts to ease the burden on power grids.
  • As the electric power industry has watched high-cost climate disasters become more frequent and more costly, Februarys storm has renewed the urgency to confront the impacts of climate change, Viswanath says.
  • Further development of localized microgrids can increase climate resiliency while potentially reducing costs.

Daroga Power Closes on New York City's Largest Community Distributed Fuel Cell Portfolio, Accelerating NYC's Progress to a Cleaner Energy Future While Reducing Consumer Costs

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 9:05pm

Daroga Power is a clean energy innovator helping New York City expand the distributed generation platform through a growing network of fuel cell facilities and solar energy arrays.

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  • Daroga Power is a clean energy innovator helping New York City expand the distributed generation platform through a growing network of fuel cell facilities and solar energy arrays.
  • By bringing together leading technology companies, utilities, and green investors, the company is transforming New York's energy future while reducing consumers' costs.
  • The recently closed 12-Megawatt fuel cell portfolio consists of 48 Bloom Energy fuel cells located throughout New York City.
  • With an enterprise value of $103 million, Daroga Power privately raised the sponsor & tax equity, while the New York Green Bank provided debt financing.

Blue Planet Energy Drives the Future of Energy Independence With New Blue Ion HI

Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 11:00am

Blue Ion HI is built on Blue Planet Energys core Blue Ion technology, which pairs inherently safe, conflict-free batteries with embedded intelligence and a sleek design to automatically capture energy from a wide range of renewable and traditional sources.

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  • Blue Ion HI is built on Blue Planet Energys core Blue Ion technology, which pairs inherently safe, conflict-free batteries with embedded intelligence and a sleek design to automatically capture energy from a wide range of renewable and traditional sources.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210325005318/en/
    Blue Planet Energy introduces Blue Ion HI: a safe, stackable energy storage solution for homes, businesses and community resilience projects around the planet.
  • To learn more about Blue Ion HI and see Blue Planet Energy solutions powering homes, businesses and community resilience projects around the world, visit blueplanetenergy.com/products/blue-ion-hi .
  • With our scalable Blue Ion energy platform, we enable safe, resilient, clean energy to be delivered through distributed, smart energy storage and microgrids.

Guidehouse Insights Report Finds Distributed Hydrogen Systems Can Drive Clean Energy Microgrids

Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 9:15am

A new report from Guidehouse Insights provides detailed and actionable recommendations on how distributed hydrogen systems can help microgrids reach 100% clean energy and net zero carbon goals.

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  • A new report from Guidehouse Insights provides detailed and actionable recommendations on how distributed hydrogen systems can help microgrids reach 100% clean energy and net zero carbon goals.
  • Click to tweet : According to a new report from @WeAreGHInsights , distributed hydrogen systems can drive clean energy microgrids.
  • The report, Distributed Hydrogen Systems Drive Clean Energy Microgrids , looks at early pilot programs showcasing distributed hydrogen systems and microgrids.
  • * The information contained in this press release concerning the report, Distributed Hydrogen Systems Drive Clean Energy Microgrids, is a summary and reflects the current expectations of Guidehouse Insights based on market data and trend analysis.